James Fredrick Ansell

330303, Private, 15th Sherwood Foresters (Attached to the 105th Trench Mortar Battery).

Missing In Action on the 14th October 1918 aged 36.

Private James Frederick Ansell

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.

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. (Panel 99/102.) 

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal

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