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1885 - 1916

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Pte 49083 Joseph Ellinson

  • Age: 23
  • From: Woolton, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • D.O.W Saturday 30th June 1917
  • Commemorated at: Railway Dugout B.g. Zillebeke
    Panel Ref: Sp.Mem.F11

Joseph Ellinson was born on 8th September 1893 in Woolton.   His parents William Edwin Ellinson and Mary Ellen Kenna married in St. Peter’s, Woolton, in 1892. His father was born in Woolton, and his mother in Garston.  They had six children, one of whom died young.  Joseph was the eldest; his siblings were William, Elizabeth, John, Herbert, and  Ernest, who died at age one.  Joseph was baptised in St. Peter’s, Woolton on 1st October 1893.

In 1901 they are living at 13 Quarry Street, Woolton with two children. His father is a stone quarry labourer. Joseph is 7, William is 2.

In 1911 they are at 12 Quarry Street, Woolton. His father is a domestic gardener.  They have four children. Joseph is 17, a grocer’s assistant.   

Joseph's service papers have not survived but we know that he enlisted in Liverpool and he was serving with the 20th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 49083 when he died of wounds in 96 Field Ambulance on 30th June 1917 aged 23. He now rests at Railway Dugouts Burial Grounds in Belgium. His headstone advises that he is known to be buried in this cemetery and as is the custom with these headstones the inscription reads: 


His death was reported in the Liverpool Echo on 9th July 1917:  

“June 30, officially reported killed in action, aged 23 years, Private Joseph Ellinson, 24 Stevenson Street Wavertree, late of Woolton, and brother to John Ellinson, 106 Allerton Road, Woolton.

His cheerful smile and happy face

Are pleasant to recall.

He had a kindly word for each,

And died beloved by all.

Sadly missed by Father and Mother and Family and May.” 

In the Liverpool Echo on 9th September 1918:  

“September 8, in sad but loving birthday remembrance of Private Joseph Ellinson, died of wounds received in action June 30, 1917. – Sadly missed by Father, Mother, Sister, and Brothers at 24 Stevenson Street, Wavertree.”

His effects and pension went to his mother Mary Ellen. 

Joseph is commemorated in St. Peter’s C of E Church, Woolton.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old