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John Henry Mansell

8729, Corporal John Henry Mansell, age 27
"C" Company, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
Died 20 May 1917

Corporal 8729, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 20/05/1917. Age 27.


John Henry Mansell was born 25th August 1889 at Canning Town, Essex, the son of Thomas Mansell & Fanny Rosa nee Springs. John was the eldest of 12 children. Husband of Flora Mansell nee Chandler of 192 High Road, Felixstowe.  His brother Samuel George was in the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment  was killed in action at Le Touquet on the 29th December 1914. Brother in law of Frank Chandler

The 1st Battalion Essex Regiment relieved the Royal West Kents on the west side of the divisional front at Orange Hill on the 17th May 1917. They had been under varying degrees of shell fire throughout May and consequently suffered the loss of 4 officers & 12 other ranks with 45 wounded. Corporal Mansell was killed on the 20th May 1917 & is buried at Orange Trench Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

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Grave at Orange Trench Cemetery

Pension Record


The Essex Regiment

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