September 2, 1915
Sergeant John Ellis, of Earle-street, Flint, has written home stating that he was wounded in an arm in the fighting which took place at the recent landing of forces at Suvla, in the Dardanelles.
Ellis is a member of the 1-5th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers (the Flintshire Territorials), and was at the time of the commencement of the war one of the full-backs of the Tranmere Rovers first team. He was recognised as one of the cleverest backs in the Lancashire Combination.
(Liverpool Echo: September 2, 1915)