Pvt Ellis was born in 1915 in Ellisburg, New York and was killed in action on July 2, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Pvt Ellis is the son of William Ellis [b. 1895 in NY and died unknown] a construction laborer and the son of Bertie G Miller Bates Ellis [b 1892 in Canada and died unknown] a machine operator at a Brass Works.
The 1930 US Census for Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York shows Clarence residing with his parents and sister Marjorie.
Pvt Ellis enlisted on May 16, 1942 at Syracuse, NY. His enlistment records states Clarence completed 2 years of high school and was married.
Pvt Ellis was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pvt Ellis is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot ’C’ Row ’2’ Grave ‘37‘.