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|
|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|