From a press report: January 27, 1995
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Retired Army Colonel Edmund DeTreville Ellis, 104, among the oldest living graduates of the United States Military Academy, died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Myer
Memorial Chapel. Burial, directed by Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home of Washington, will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Colonel Ellis was born on James Island, South Carolina, a son of Thomas B. Ellis and Mary Lebby Ellis. He also was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Harvard Business School, the Command and General Staff School and the Army War College.
During World War I he served in the 2nd Cavalry on the Mexican border and as assistant chief of staff with the 10th Infantry Division. In World War II, he served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of War. He was commanding officer of the European Quartermaster Depot during the Berlin Airlift. He received the Army Commendation Ribbon with oak leaf cluster.
He was a member of several organizations, including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Second Calvary Association and the South Carolina Historical Society. He was a founding member of the Army Navy Country Club, and a former vice president of the Charleston Country Club. He was first married to the late Laura F. Harris Ellis and was married to the late Winifred R. Ellis.
Surviving are a sister, Julia E. Hamlin of Summerville, South Carolina; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
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