Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Sgt. Richard Leonard Ashburton Ellis

House and time at Malvern: 8, 1931 - 1936.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 21 March 1941 aged 23 in England. Killed in a flying accident near Exeter.
Cemetery: Exeter Higher Cemetery Sec. Z.K. Grave 7

Son of Leonard Erasmus Ellis and of Evelyn le Hunte Ellis (nee Barnes), of Kloof, Natal, South Africa, and of 13 Northam Gns., Oxford.
House Prefect, Athletic Colours. Shooting VIII. Lance- Sergeant in O.T.C.
Represented Malvern for the Ashburton Shield at Bisley, and in the Public Schools Athletics (Hurdles) at the White City.

'After leaving School he went to South Africa where he was born but returned to take a course in engineering at Loughborough College in Leicestershire. Here he joined the R.A.F.V.R. and later flew at the World's Fair. When war broke out he returned immediately to England and joined up. He was killed in an operational flying accident near Exeter in March 1941. He was a Sergeant Pilot.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).