Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.
John Ansell was born in Dorking in 1890, the son of Edward and Jane.
In 1891, the family were living at 53 Falkland Road, Edward was working as a gardener. In 1901, the family were still living at the same address and Edward was still a gardener.
By 1911, John, along with his sisters; Lily and Ellen and his parents had moved to 2 Vincent Road. John was working as a gardener.
He married Edith Mary Summerfield on the 9th June 1916 at St. Paul’s Church.
John enlisted in Guildford into the 2nd/4th Battalion, the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, number T/206736.
He was killed in action in Egypt on the 21st December 1917 aged 28. He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, Grave reference: R.87
Son of Edward and Jane Ansell of 2 Vincent Road, Dorking
Husband of Edith Mary Summerfield
Occupation Gardener alongside his father
Regiment 2nd/4th Battalion. Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 21st December 1917
Place of Death Egypt
Cause of Death Killed in action
Cemetery Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel