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Midgley, Ellis Ronald (Engels)

  • Born 22-02-1912 in Wharfedale, Yorkshire.
  • Deceased 13-06-1943 in Volthe – 31 years.
  • Parents Frederick William and Margaret Midgley nee Morrison from Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

51e Squadron – Royal Canadian Air Force. Flying Officer (pilot) Volunteer Reserve – Service nr. 127005

He grew up with his sister in Lawnswood. His father worked at the ‘E.C. Midgey Footware Factory’ of grandfather Midley in Leeds. In this factory the made thousands of army boots. He passed away in 1928. Ellis worked as a Managing director in this shoe factory.

Ellis started his service in 1940.

This was the first time he flew with this crew. He had to fill in for a permanent member of the crew, Adam, who was sick. He tried to change this, but his request was turned down.

Buried: R.K. Begraafplaats in Rossum.

Remembered at familygrave at Lawnswood.

Awarded with the War Medal, the 1939-1945 Star and the Europe Star.

Text on grave: ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.’

Midgley Ellis