ANSELL, Arthur James

Rank: 
Trooper
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241725
Born: 
Thursday, December 13, 1917
Died : 
Thursday, March 4, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Arthur James Ansell, warrant number 126925, joined the Metropolitan Police on 7 June 1938. Last posted to 'N' Division as a Constable.
1939 married and serving at the Police Station, 12A Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London.
1942 volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos
4 March 1943 reported wounded, missing, and believed a prisoner of war during operations in North Africa, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave. Son of Alfred and May Ansell; husband of Eileen Dora Ansell, of Finchley, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / Ref. MEPO 4/350/238.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/58, WO417/59, WO417/
The 1939 Register covering Kentish Town, London.
 
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