Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 13,5 cm x W: 9,5 cm
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Portrait, B&W, Outdoors, Border. Portrait of Bertram Ellison wearing a suit jacket, and a collared shirt. He is smiling and looking at the camera. He has his hands in his pants pockets, and is leaning against a railing. Narrative: Bertram Ellison (donor's uncle) was born on March 19 1909 in Montreal. He was born into a Jewish family, and was an insurance broker before the war. He joined the Canadian Army on June 5th 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant. Between 1941 and 1945 he rose to the rank of major, and received 6 medals, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which he received on December 18t 1945. He was part of the 21st Army Group, which was formed on July 9th 1943 by the 2nd British and 1st Canadian Army for a North Western European Invasion. While apart of the 21st Army Group, he saw Bergen-Belsen. Bertram Ellison sailed home on the RMS Queen Elisabeth on December 3rd – 9th 1945.