Born: 1884, Ipswich.

 Died: 5th July 1920; age 35; Multiple Abscess in brain & Compression at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 17, Silent Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Furnace man – Foundry.

Date of Entry Therein: 20th September 1914.


Rank: Company Sergeant Major: Service Number: T/18261

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps,


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Obilitch Silver Medal (Serbia).


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of N. Smy (formerly Bergdahl), of 17, Silent Street, Ipswich.






45, Priory Street, Ipswich.

Ellis was 6 years old and living with his widowed mother & half brothers.

Rebecca Bergdahl (nee Whybrow), 38, Living on her Own Means, born Ipswich.

Eric William Arvid Bergdahl, 13, born Gällivare, Norrbotton, Sweden.

George Bernhard Bergdahl, 12, born Gällivare, Norrbotton, Sweden.



17, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Ellis was 17 years old, a Soldier – Suffolk Militia. He was living with his mother, cousin and mother’s husband & step sister.

John Patrick Doole, 39, Navy, born Ipswich.

Rebecca, 48.

Frederick Whybrow, 17, a Soldier – Suffolk Militia.

Daisy Winifred Whybrow, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Turret Buildings, Turret Lane, Ipswich.

Ellis was 27 years old, a Vanman – Laundryman. He was Head of the Household, his mother was living with him.

Rebecca, 58, a Charwoman – Office.

1 boarder.


In 1911, Ipswich, Ellis married Nellie Hannah H. Adams, born 1890. They had 3 children:

Leonard Ellis George Bergdahl, born April 1913, Ipswich.

Reginald H. Bergdahl, born October 1916, Ipswich.

Olive Bergdahl, born March 1919, Ipswich.


Medal for Zealous Service – in silver http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/19659


The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) responsible for land, coastal and lake transport; air dispatch; supply of food, water, fuel, and general domestic stores such as clothing, furniture and stationery (but not ammunition and military and technical equipment, administration of barracks; the Army Fire Service; and provision of staff clerks to headquarters units.

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