|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1989|
"Sgt. William Ellis was with the first armored division of the U.S. army under General Patton when captured by the Germans in Tunisia in February (15th) of 1943. He was sergeant of a tank command in what has been described as one of the toughest battles the Americans had to face in that area. He was taken to a prison camp in Stalag III-B, Germany in Feb. 1944." ( excerpts taken from an article in The Washington Democrat, Washington, Indiana, Thurs., Aug. 17, 1944 ) After his release, Bill returned and married his sweetheart Audrey Beatrice Cosby on Sept. 1, 1945 in Muncie, Indiana.
Photo: Bill, Audrey and four of their five children, youngest son wasn't born yet.
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John William Ellis (1896 - 1978)
Helen Lorene Sears Ellis (1900 - 1975)
Audrey Beatrice Cosby Ellis (1924 - 2003)
Vicki Lynette Ellis Garber*
1ST LT US WW II KO VN
1ST LT, US ARMY
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Plot: 18C, 0, 37
Maintained by: AZ Susi
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 621804
Added: Feb. 6, 2016
You will not be forgotten by your loved ones and those with whom you served. We'll remember your courage, love of the our country, and sense of humor.|
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