ELLMER John Bilton
Regiment : 39th Motor Air Line Section Royal Engineers
Service number : 74411
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 21 on 27th February 1917
Buried : Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave 881.
Relatives : Son of Louis and Jane Ellmer, of Shelsley, Milton Park Crescent, Southsea
Memorial : Shelsley Beauchamp All Saints Church WW1 Memorial
Credits : Parish magazine researched by Eve Fraser.
United Parish Magazine Shelsley Beauchamp and Walsh, December 1914:
The names of Thomas Thomas (Inniskillen Dragoons), Walter Samson (Worcestershire Territorials) John Bilton Ellmer (Royal Engineers) and John Lamb are to be added to those who from these parishes have volunteered to serve their country.
United Parish Magazine Shelsley Beauchamp and Walsh, May 1917:
Last month we mentioned that Sapper J.R. Ellmer, R.E., had been badly wounded. This month we have to record his sad death. Few particulars have at present been received. Mrs Shutt has also been notified that her son Charles H. Shutt, has died of wounds. Her son William is still in hospital. Pte. Bannister, who is in hospital at Redditch, we are glad to hear, is slowly improving.
United Parish Magazine Shelsley Beauchamp and Walsh, July 1917:
A large congregation assembled at the Memorial Service held on the 29th May for our brave friends and fellow parishioners who have given our lives for us and their Country in the War. Since our last Memorial Service, in October 1915, Frederick James Hall, Harry Edwards, Harold Lamb, Abel Badland, John Bilton Ellmer, and Charles Henry Shutt have earned the brave soldier’s grave.
A photograph of Sapper J.B. Ellmer of Shelsley can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 2nd June 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.