James Frederick Ansell

Name

James Frederick Ansell

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/10/1918
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
330303
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
15th Bn., attached to 105th Trench Mortar Battery

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT CEMETERY
Panel 99/102
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Aston War Memorial
St. Mary’s Church Roll of Honour, Aston
No known memorial in Aston End

Pre War

James lived at Aston End with his brother, Walter, and Sister-In-Law, Rose. Prior to the Great War he was employed by the Hertfordshire County Council as a Roadman and was responsible for the upkeep of the Aston to Broadwater route.

Wartime Service

He joined the Army in 1915 and was posted to France in 1917 as part of a Trench Mortar Battery. Shortly after the commencement of a German attack on the 14th October 1918 a shell fell close to an ammunition cart that was being pulled by six men, including James. He was hit and mortally wounded and died shortly after. James has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Paul Johnson