Ellis Jones was born at 29 Anthony Street, Everton on the 18th June 1885 and was baptised on the 12th August at St.Peter's C.of E. Church, Everton.
He was the son of John Lawrenson Jones and Theresa Ellen (nee McCarthy) who were married at the same church in 1875.
His father had died by 1901, when Ellis was living at with his widowed mother and siblings at 40 Cicero Terrace, Everton. Ellis, aged 15, was working as an apprentice canvas tent maker.
Ellis died of wounds in France on the 27th May 1916.
A report on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 1st July 1916. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
   Private Ellis Jones, King's (Liverpool Regiment), who resided at 4, Wheat-street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, has died of wounds. Prior to the war he was employed by a Liverpool firm of cotton brokers. He joined the regiment in December of last year, and had been to the front for only a short time when he was mortally wounded.

Liverpool Echo 1st July 1916

His next of kin was his brother, John James Jones, of 4 Wheat Street, Kirkdale.
He was also survived by his sisters, Margaret Jones, Mrs Mary Griffiths and Mrs Edith Roberts, and his brother, Alfred, who in 1916 was stationed in India with the Royal Field Artillery.