Herbert E. Ellis

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 06/11/1900

 

 

Herbert E. Ellis was born in England in 1869.

He served an enlistment with Company C of the 50th Volunteers and was discharged from that
organization on November 5, 1898. (This is possibly the 50th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.)

Ellis enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on November 9, 1898 at
Cleveland, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 10 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
dark brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier.

Private Herbert E. Ellis died of dysentery at the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro, Island of Luzon,
in the Philippine Islands on June 11, 1900. (The Register of Enlistments recorded his cause of death
as chronic diarrhea.)

Below is the entry for his name in a report of deaths from Company A 22nd Infantry,
from March 1899 to January 1901, as written on January 3, 1901, by 1st Lieutenant David P. Wheeler,
commanding officer of Company A:

 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

 

He was buried in the small military cemetery at San Isidro, on the island of Luzon.
His body was later returned to the United States on the transport USAT Logan and received
in San Francisco on March 29, 1901, at which time he was interred at San Francisco, California.

 

 

 

Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section ES Site 1304

 

 

     

Grave marker for Herbert E. Ellis

Photo by Carol

from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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