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Private William MANSELL, G/1480, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd July 1917. 

Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Frederick & Sarah Mansell.


1891 Census - 62/63 Shipbourne Road, Tunbridge, Kent - Frederick Mansell, head, age 40, married, agricultural labourer, employed, born Guildford, Surrey; Sarah Mansell, wife, age 35, married, born Ascomb, Hampshire; Frederick Mansell, son, age 12, born Reigate, Surrey; Nellie Mansell, daughter, age 10, born Reigate, Surrey; George Mansell, son, age 7, scholar, born Reigate, Surrey; Jessie Mansell, son, age 5, scholar, born Hadlow, Kent; Kate Mansell, daughter, age 4, scholar, born Hadlow, Kent; William Mansell, son, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent; *Edward Mansell, son, age 3 months, born Tunbridge, Kent; John Bachelor, boarder, age 44, single, brick maker, employed, born Tunbridge, Kent.

1901 Census - 113 Avenue Road, (Boys Home, Waifs & Strays, Church of England) - William Mansell, Inmate, single, age 12, school boy, born Tonbridge, Kent.

1901 Census - 113 Avenue Road, (Boys Home, Waifs & Strays, Church of England) - *Edward Mansell, Inmate, single, age 10, school boy, born Tonbridge, Kent.

1911 Census - 2 Giffard Villas, Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex - John Prince, head, age 41, married, general labourer, building contractor, worker, born Harrow, Middlesex; Rose Prince, wife, age 40, married 19 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Ruislip, Middlesex; William Prince, son, age 19, single, jobbing gardener, worker, born Northwood, Middlesex; Percy Prince, son, age 14, born Northwood, Middlesex; Daisy Prince, daughter, age 7, born Northwood, Middlesex; Arthur Prince, son, age 10, born Northwood, Middlesex; Bertie Prince, son, age 2, born Northwood, Middlesex; William Mansell, single, boarder, age 20, assistant fishmonger, born Tunbridge, Kent.


Enlisted Harrow, Middlesex.  Resided 2 Giffard Villas, Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex. 

26th July 1915, posted BEF.

27th September 1917, Probate, William Mansell, of 2 Giffard Villas, Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex. Private died 23rd July 1917, in France. Probate London 27th September to Rose Prince (wife of John Albert Prince). Effects £25.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate)l Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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