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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lee Ellis who was born in United Kingdom on January 24, 1983 and passed away on February 28, 2006 . We will remember him forever.

23, of Manchester, 
Lee died in Al Amarah, Iraq, serving his country. 

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Lee Ellis RIP

"He was the friend you always wanted to have. He was always there when you needed him and he extended his hand of friendship to everyone he met."


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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Beloved Son   / Dad Ellis (Dad)
When the sun has left the sky When the long days work is done When I sit in silent thought I think of you my Son I see your happy face And the twinkle in your eye And the love that shone within And I ask the good Lord why ? I try h...  Continue >>
Beloved Son   / Dad Ellis (Dad)
Beloved Son When the sun has left the sky When the long days work is done When I sit in silent thought I see your happy face And the twinkle in your eye And in the love that shone within And I ask the good Lord Why ? ...  Continue >>
Son on your birthday   / Dad Ellis (Dad)
To loose a loving precious Son Whether man or boy Deprives the heart of all it's warmth And life of so much joy But each year on this special day I still celebrate your birth And treasures all the memories I shared with you on earth ...  Continue >>
gone but not forgotten   / Victor Peoples (friend)
Remember Lee from yts at wigan athletic , great lad and great memories ! People on here not forgotten you mate ! victor
All Get Better In Time   / Kameron Ellis (Niece)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqzpeqz2HIE&lc=ZJUYshMlGWCtNSkMhWEXVn6YQRIIeVuYfhL658WlZDo&feature=inbox <<< For Uncle Lee <3 X O
Uncle Lee  / Kameron Ellis (Niece)    Read >>
BBC 3  / Dad Ellis (Dad)    Read >>
In My Thoughts Forever  / Dad Ellis (Dad)    Read >>
6 years  / Peter Burke (Friend)    Read >>
Why do I wear a poppy?  / Dad Ellis (Dad)    Read >>
Light a candle  / Dad Ellis (Dad)    Read >>
The Big " Six 0 "  / Dad Lis (Dad)    Read >>
Tis 5th year  / Dad Ellis (dad)    Read >>
5yrs without you.  / Christina Bulger (Friend)    Read >>
When A New Year Starts Without Me  / Dad &. Allison Ellis (Family)    Read >>
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His legacy
Memorial Stamps  
Queen and Country
Central Library, Manchester
28 February – 15 July 2007

(Lee's picture is part of the commision)
Steve McQueen was commissioned by Manchester International Festival and the Imperial War Museum to respond to the conflict in Iraq.
Queen and Country commemorates the British soldiers who have been killed in the ongoing war in Iraq. The project takes the form of a series of postage stamp sheets featuring a photographic portrait of the individual men and women who have lost their lives in the conflict so far. Each stamp also bears the standard profile of Her Majesty the Queen, the sovereign in whose name they went to fight.
Steve McQueen wanted to find a way to bring these people into our everyday lives, our homes and workplaces as a reminder of our country’s participation in this war. This project is both a tribute to the deceased and a reflection upon the validity of war, the structure of power and notions of national identity.
The work is a collaboration with the families of the deceased, to whom the artist acknowledges a huge debt of gratitude. They each chose the photograph of their lost child, spouse or partner that is reproduced on the stamp. A few families have preferred not to participate – a decision that has been fully respected.
At the start of the project, 115 families were asked to participate, of whom 98 agreed. Unfortunately this is a work in progress; since then more soldiers have died. Their families will all be asked if they wish to partake in the project.
This is the first presentation of Queen and Country. The project will travel to London in July where it will be on public display at the Imperial War Museum.
These stamps are not real. Talks with Royal Mail are ongoing with hope that, given the blessing of the families, an official set of such stamps might be issued.
This work is dedicated to all victims of the Iraq war, including an estimated six hundred thousand Iraqi men, women and children.

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From Manchester Evening News  

Proud farewell to courageous Para
Dean Kirby


HONOUR: Comrades carry Lee's coffin  broke the respectful silence as Paratroops paid tribute to Pte Lee Ellis, killed in Iraq. Ten soldiers fired three shots into the air in a salute to the Wythenshawe soldier as his body was laid to rest.
Lee, 23, was patrolling a children's playground in Al Amarah when a homemade bomb exploded. He was killed in the blast on February 28 along with a fellow officer.
He left a fiancée, Sarah, and a young daughter, Courtney.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at William Temple Church in Wythenshawe for the funeral service.
Among the congregation were more than 40 members of 2 Para, who flew from Iraq to be with Pte Ellis's family and friends.
Six Paratroops carried his coffin into the church draped in a Union flag. A group of ex-Servicemen formed an honour guard and standard bearers stood near the door.
Pte Ellis's father Tony spoke of his son's "warmth", his "vibrant and loving personality", his "courage" and his "big, beautiful smile".

Friendship

His platoon commander, Lieut Josh Jones, said: "He was the friend you always wanted to have. He was always there when you needed him and he extended his hand of friendship to everyone he met."
Pte Ellis had given up an apprenticeship at Wigan Athletic Football Club to pursue his dream of an Army career. He was also a boxer and had been due to represent his company on his return.
The former Newall Green Junior and Newall Green High School pupil overcame injury so he could join his colleagues in Iraq in October 2005. He operated in Maysaan Province as part of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards battle group.
He was in a Land Rover when the bomb, which was planted in an abandoned vehicle, exploded. Captain Richard Holmes, 28, from Winchester, also died in the blast and a third soldier was injured.
After yesterday's service, the funeral cortege travelled to Dunham Lawn Cemetery in Altrincham. A bugler played the Last Post as his body was lowered into the ground.
Pte Ellis's commanding officer, Lieut Colonel James Chiswell, described him as an "outstanding soldier, colleague and friend."

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