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John Robert Ensoll

John Robert Ensoll. Image kindly provided by Stu Douglas. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

John Robert Ensoll. Image kindly provided by Stu Douglas. Image has no known copyright restrictions. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ensoll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 33179 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 October 1895 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Edward Ensoll (father), Mary Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 23 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Engineering cadet/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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated sick (field) 15/12/1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted 2NZFA Ambulance (D.R.S) (field), 15/12/1917 (Divisional Rest Station) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Rest Station 2ANZAC (field), 26/12/1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No46 Casualty Clearing Station (field), 30/12/1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 31/12/1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to England 5/1/1918 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Gross haemorrhage; Oesophageal varices; Portal cirrhosis; Obesity AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Left for France, 23/7/1917; NZ Infantry – GBD – Etaples 27/7/1917

    2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment (field) 15/8/1917

    Embarked for New Zealand on the Paparoa, from Plymouth, England

    Arrived in New Zealand 10/10/1918

    Inscription on his grave "33179 L/Cpl J.R. Ensoll, Auckland Regt, died 13 September 1959 aged 63. 1st World War" AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 September 1959 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM R.S.A. Section AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Remembering my Father, Jack, who died aged 63. He was never well after the 1914-1918 War. I often said to him, as a child, "tell me about the War, Dad", but he never did. It was just too awful to want to talk about, for him. One of his Sons, my brother Robin Ensoll, was Bandmaster in the Army Band, and served in Singapore. He talks about Dad a lot, as do I. I was only seventeen when Dad died, and I wish I had known him better. So many questions....too late now. RIP, and thanks Dad.
    Public - Elisabeth Jennifer - Child - 27 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 16 AWMM
    • Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 12974 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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27 April 2015Elisabeth JenniferBlenheim, NZ.Child

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