Ellis Gallery

The Great War Memoir of Ralph Ellis: Image gallery

The Society’s Volume 100, The Great War Memoir of Ralph Ellis, Sussex Artist and Soldier, presents facsimile reproductions of the artist’s five-volume Memoir. It includes detailed accounts of Ellis’s experiences as a private soldier on the front line, lettered in his elegant hand, as well as the sketches, drawings and paintings he made during and after the war. This important Society publication was edited by Sue Hepburn, and includes her introductions to each volume, a biography of the artist and an account of his life after the war; an appendix includes Ellis’s letters home from the front. It is a joint publication by the Society and West Sussex Record Office (WSRO), where Ralph Ellis’s diaries are held, and which owns the copyright in the original manuscript and images.

This gallery includes the images made by Ralph Ellis which are reproduced in the printed volume. The captions (and their occasional orthographic idiosyncrasies) are Ellis’s own. Copyright restrictions apply; images may be used for private study but may not be reused or republished without the consent of WSRO.

Click on any image to bring up a full-size version; arrow keys navigate. These images can only give an impression of the impact of the printed volume. More details and information on how to order a copy of the book are here.