Remembered with honour Boulogne Eastern Cemetery: Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 12.
He enlisted in Marylebone, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 11 November 1914, and died at 11 General Hospital, Boulogne of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 May 1915; and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 April 1916.
Son of Letitia (nee AYRES) and the late Alfred ANSELL.
His parents married 23 August 1874 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Alfred died 1896 in Rickmansworth aged 46, and was buried 19 April at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth; Letitia died 1925 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 11 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Alfred was born 1884 in Rickmansworth, and resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a gravel carter aged 16, he still lived in Rickmansworth. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 26 he was a boarder in Rickmansworth.
Date of death21/04/1915
Age at death30
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)