Private John Ansell

Private John Ansell

© Royston Williamson 2015

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

Enlisted                   Guildford

Regiment                 2nd/4th Battalion. Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                   T/206736

Date of Death           21st December 1917
Place of Death         Egypt
Cause of Death        Killed in action

Age                          27

Cemetery                 Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel