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Regimental number10314
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSwan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F Ansell, Swan Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGiven name on RoHc is Frank Atkinson.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row S, Grave No. 1), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Emily ANSELL, Swan Hill, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2825 Pte Alfred William ANSELL [served as Alfred William FITCH], 5th Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 138 Corporal Charles Richard ANSELL, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, and posted to No 3 Section, 10 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 5th Battery, Tel el Kebir, 8 March 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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