Albert Edward * (Edward Matapura) Ellison

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 31 January 1892, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 9 March 1930, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private/Sapper
  • Service number 9/923
  • Served In Otago Mounted Rifles, Māori Reinforcements
  • Next of Kin Mrs H.F. Blatch, Lynwood Station, Te Anau
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for W.G. Steel, Inch Clutha, Otago
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted13 December 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard the Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli, Egypt and Balkan
  • Periods of service155 days in New Zealand, and one year and five days overseas in Egypt, Gallipoli and Balkan. Total service of one year and 160 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Ullimaroa, 21 April 1916
  • Discharged21 May 1916, due to no longer being physically fit for war service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Hospitalised 17 March 1916 for wounds received in action. *Last name appears as Ellisson in Nominal Rolls and Ellison in Archives New Zealand.