ANSLEY, Harold Henry
(Service number 11596)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||27 October 1886||Place of Birth||Kensington, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||T. ANSLEY (father), Waimate; Mrs H. H. ANSLEY (wife), 89 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||12th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||1 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||4 September 1949||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 50, Plot 45|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Harold Henry Ansley was born on 17 October 1886 at Kensington, Timaru, the son of Thomas and Phoebe (née Ward) Ansley. His parents married in England and, with four children, came to New Zealand, where five more were born, Harold being the youngest. Harold was educated at Timaru South School. Mrs Ansley died in 1897.
Private Harold Henry Ansley, of Waimate, returned to New Zealand per the “Mokoia”, arriving on 15 July 1918. Harold had married Louisa Sutton on 9 March 1918 at St Stephen’s, Walthamstow, England. Harold and Louisa are buried at Timaru. His brother, Percy Charles Ansell, who served with the Royal Army Service Corps, was killed in action in 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 December 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 December 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 December 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru district Council) [17 December 2020]; Star, 6 July 1918, Temuka Leader, 9 July 1918 (Papers Past) [13 December 2020]
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