Corporal John Albert Ellison (705893) Royal Field Artillery, 210 Bde.
Albert (I use Albert as the postcard indicates that this was the name his family called him by) enlisted on the 15th of January 1915. Whilst on active service in France on the 8th of October 1918 he received "gun shot wounds" to both his legs and right arm, on the 3rd of November of the same year Albert underwent an operation for removal of shrapnel. He had been treated in the field at number 13 General Military Hospital, France, then moved to the General Military Hospital, Colchester, and finally to the V.A.D. Hospital, Chelmsford. Albert was disembodied from the army on the 27th March 1919. He had previously served in Egypt for one year and nine months and then France for one year and seven months. His pension record states that he lived at 112 Parrin Lane, Monton.
The 1911 census shows that Albert had been born in France in 1896, at the time of this census he was a 15 year old schoolboy. He is shown as living with his parents John and Margaret Ellison of 114 Parrin Lane, Monton.
Searches suggest that he died in Oxford in 1954 (this would require verification).