Stanley Venn Ellis

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Captain Stanley Venn Ellis, Royal Navy (18 August, 1875 – 31 May, 1916) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stanley Venn Ellis was the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Venn Ellis, rector of Alderton, Woodbridge, Surrey.[1]

Ellis married Kathleen Emily Beaven on 23 August, 1900 in the Cathedral at Victoria, British Columbia.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1909.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1916.

That same month, he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Defence, a ship that would end him a half-year later when riven by fire at the Battle of Jutland.

See Also


  • "Fallen Officers" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 10 June, 1916. Issue 41190, col D, pg. 8.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil E. Reinold
Captain of H.M.S. Foam
24 Mar, 1902[3][4]
Succeeded by
Ernest E. Parker
Preceded by
Douglas E. R. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
1 Nov, 1902[5]
Succeeded by
Harold V. Dundas
Preceded by
Lockhart Leith
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
3 Jan, 1905[6] – 1 Jan, 1906
Succeeded by
George P. Leith
Preceded by
Bernard J. H. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
1 Jan, 1906 – 28 May, 1906
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
George P. Leith
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
28 May, 1906[7] – 10 Sep, 1909[Inference]
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Defence
15 Jan, 1916[8][9] – 31 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. "Killed in Action" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 10 June, 1916. Issue 41190, col B, p. 1.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  3. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 5 March 1902. (36707), p. 5.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 256.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 379.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 299.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 348.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. Day of month taken from his superseded predecessor. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.