The son of Charles and Mary (Hopwood) Ellis, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Aubrey Beauclerk Ellwood received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4094 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Chingford on 6 December 1916. With 3 Naval Squadron, he scored ten victories flying the Sopwith Camel.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Lieut. Aubrey Beauclerk Ellwood,
For the determination and skill displayed by him as a pilot. On the 10th March, 1918, he attacked three Albatross scouts. He drove two of the enemy aircraft down, and then dived on the third and fired a long burst. The enemy machine pulled up, fell over on its side, and fell straight down out of control until lost to sight. He has also destroyed or brought down out of control many other enemy machines.