James Griffin ANSELL

Badge Number: S14632, Sub Branch: Mannum

ANSELL, James Griffin

Service Numbers: 6472, S212864
Enlisted: 15 August 1916, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)
Born: Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia, 31 August 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia, 19 June 1972, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Mannum Cemetery, S.A.
Ashes located at Mannum Cemetery
Memorials: Woodchester Onaunga D.C. Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6472, Keswick, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6472, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6472, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
6 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6472, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), Shell wound (head)
31 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6472, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN S212864, Keswick, South Australia
1 Mar 1944: Discharged Lance Corporal, SN S212864, 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Son of William ANSELL and Mary Elizabeth nee CANT

Also served in World War 2 Service No. S212864

6472 Private James Griffin Ansell, 10th Battalion of Strathalbyn, SA... Pte Ansell survived the war, and was repatriated to Australia with 'trench fever' in February 1918.

Cremated Centennial Park and ashes at Mannum Cemetery

Back pay was still owing to 6472 Pte. Ansell J G of the 10th Battalion in April 1919.