Leonard Gross ANSELL

Regimental number12/676
Addressc/o C Chissell, Whangarei
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.4
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, M B Ansell, 56 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in Napier Guards; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 25 September 1916
Discharge date20 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Willochra', 5 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 20 August 1916.

War service: 1 year 281 days (of which 1 year 15 days was abroad)

Discharge date variously given as 20 May 1916 and 20 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death3 May 1952 Auckland
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22270695

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