11th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Ellis was the son of Jane Ellis (nee Ewart). Samuel was born in Mossend, Scotland about 1884. It is believed Samuel’s father died around 1885. Jane remarried a few years later, to Thomas Taylor. The family lived in Creagh, Castledawson. They were a farming family. Sam Ellis was a member of the U.V.F., and belonged to the South Antrim Regiment. Samuel Ellis enlisted in Antrim. He was living in Toomebridge at the time. Lance Corporal Samuel Ellis was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 32 years old.