James son of Mr Paul B Ellis Sr and the late Jean Kennerly Ellis got killed during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge, December 17.
He came from Greenwood South Carolina and had three brothers, two of which also served in the US army, Lt. Paul B Ellis Jr, 22 years old and wounded on Christmas day and sent to England for recovery and Pvt Kennerly Ellis, 28 years old who joined the marines and was with the HQ company at Parris Island.
This page is dedicated to the memory of James G Ellis and while researching the circumstances and exact location of his death updates will be shared here and on our facebook page.
Below you will find a couple of newspaper clips which give us more information about James. One article he has written himself and is about his experience with a belgium family with whom he stayed for some time. The other clips talk about his death and also a small clip regarding his embarkation port which was New York City. We are still looking for the liberty ship he took overseas.