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Rank and Name, Technician Fourth Grade Arthur Howard Ellis.
Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The 515th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Corporal Royal became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Arthur is born approx. on June 18, 1918 in Rhode Island.
Father, Walter D. Ellis.
Mother, Gertrude Ellis.
Brother, Herbert W. Ellis.
Arthur enlisted the service in Rhode Island with service number # 11011476.
Arthur died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on July 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Arthur is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
They became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines, They became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died there after.