Private Albert Ellis wounded in action, 1916

In July 1916, Private Albert Ellis, of the Royal Warwicks, was badly crushed on the second day of the Somme offensive, when a shell dropped on the edge of the parapet of his trench, dislodging a pile of sandbags. After being rescued by his comrades he was sent to Orpington hospital, Kent, where towards recovery he subsequently made good progress. His parents were resident at Chicheley, and before joining up, in February 1916, he had been employed by Dr. Sheppard, at Newport Pagnell, as a groom.