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Herbert Abraham ANSELL

Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
Other trainingMatriculation, Tasmanian University
ReligionJewish
OccupationElectrician
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Miss Evelyn Ansell, 'Linfern', Redan Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 October 1916
Place of death or woundingLigny-Thilloy, Somme
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 30), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Hannah ANSELL. Native of Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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