On this day in 1916, Thomas William Ellis enlisted in Belleville. He was born in Hastings County on July 29th, 1898, the son of William Ellis and Amanda (née Vesterfelt). When he enlisted, his address was 110 Cannifton Road, Belleville, but his service record shows that his parents were living in Deseronto. Ellis is listed as a former student of Deseronto High School.

Tom joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636713.  He was five feet eight inches tall, with a medium complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. According to his service record, he arrived in England on the SS Northland on October 28th, 1916. He served in England until September 1917, when he was transferred to the 21st Battalion and sent to France.

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