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Charles Cedric Ellis was born in Ballarat and was a Printer by trade when he enlisted in the Infantry Brigade Train 8 on 22 July 1915 at the age of 26 as a Staff Sergeant. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915. At Alexandria in March 1916 he was attached to the 28th Company ASC, then, in June he was moved to France. Aside from a stint in hospital due to bronchitis, he served through the war without significant incident, finishing as Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS) with the 5th Division Train ASC. He returned to Australia on the Konig Luise, disembarking at Melbourne on August 13th 1919. He was discharged on November 11th 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.
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