ANSELL, James Broughton
(Service number 11/493)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 1 April 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Raetihi
Occupation Bricklayer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. HEBBEND, Main Street, Ohakune
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Orari or Arawa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 August 1973 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Hamilton Park Cemetery, Newstead
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Broughton Ansell was the fifth son of James broughton and Rachel (née Crowther). He was educated at Fernridge School, Masterton. James married Joyce. His brother George Ansell also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 April 2019]; Hamilton Park Cemetery record [13 April 2019]

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