A Jan. 14, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 2) about Harold M. Heuson going into the service also lists Leigh A. Ellis of Shelby as leaving for the induction center at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) stated that Leigh A. Ellis was sent to Camp McCain, Mississippi, for basic training.
This March 30, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Pvt. LeAlvin Ellis is home on furlough for a few days.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the July 19, 1945, issue (page 2, column 1):
Sgt. Leigh A. Ellis is now stationed at Leipzig, Germany with the 9th army medical corps.
The following May 30, 2000, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, columns 3-4:
Leigh "Dick" Ellis, age 77, of Lowell, passed away Monday, May 22, 2000. He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Jean Ellis; one son, Brett (Ann) Ellis of Lowell; one daughter, Beth (Jamie) Ogden of Cedar Lake; four granddaughters, Monica (Charlie) Hale, Amy Ellis, Abby Ellis and Allison Ellis, all of Lowell; one great-granddaughter, Payton Hale, at home; two sisters, Loretta Barton of Shelby and Leona (Jerry) Klein of Globe, Arizona; two brothers, Leo (Beth) Ellis of Enterprise, Alabama, and Leroy (Mildred) Ellis of Shelby, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Beulah Ellis, two sisters, Lorene Forbis and LaVaun Sawyer, and one brother, LaBerta Ellis. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. May 26 at Sheets Funeral Home in Lowell with Pastors Lorin Clemenz and Susan Beckett officiating. Burial followed at Orchard Grove Cemetery in Lowell. Visitation was held from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. May 25 at the funeral home, with a Masonic Service at 8:00 p.m. Dick Ellis managed Gleaners & Farmers Elevator for 18 years, and also managed the Walkerton AgriCenter and Midtown Garden Center in Lowell, as well as serving as a Times newspaper delivery person. He was a World War II military veteran, director of the Cedar Lake Branch of the Bank of Indiana, and a member of Colfax Masonic Lodge #378 of Lowell, having served as master in 1964-65.