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Eric Guest Ancell

Head and shoulder portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Eric Guest Ancell, Reg No 14349, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, - A Company, 14th Reinforcements. Killed in action in France on 19 October 1916. (1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-A19. No known copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Guest AWMM
  • Surname
    Ancell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14349 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1895 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.T. Ancell (mother), 14 Hay Street, Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14349 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Civil servant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric Ancell was the son of Charles and Constance Ancell, of Dunedin, New Zealand.

    He attended Dilworth Ulster Institute from 1906-14.

    His sister, Staff Nurse Irene Catherine Ancell, served in the New Zealand Army Nursing Service.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains a school assignment outlining the military career of Eric Ancell, researched and compiled by David Gaston, of Dilworth School. [Ref. MS 2002/183]

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM IV. A. 6 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1916. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Respectfully remembered member of the Dilworth School family, Head-boy 1907-1911 and student of great potential.
    Public - Evan - Researcher - 7 April 2017



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 2 AWMM
    • Gaston, David. 'Eric Ancell : A New Zealander In World War I', 1999. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2002/183. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1916, Third term. p.14 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: 1916. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM


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07 April 2017EvanNZResearcher
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