ELLISON, Wilfred Pte. 15267

Wilfred Ellison

Wilfred Ellison

Wilfred Ellison was the first Chorley Pal to die on active service.

He died, aged 21, on the 25th May 1916 at No. 4 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station), stationed at Beauval in northern France – the cause of death being from Appendicitis; he is buried in the town’s Communal Cemetery.

A single man, he was the son of Ann and Ralph Ellison – they had eight children and lived at 17 Blackburn Brow in the Botany area of Chorley.

Wilfred attended St. Joseph’s R.C. Church and also St. Chad’s at Whittle-le-Woods, working as a Weaver at Hope Mill, Botany Bay.