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Full Name: John Cuthbert Mansell
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): John Cuthbert
Surname: Mansell
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 80700
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Railway surfaceman
Next of Kin: Mr John Mansell (father), Hampden, Otago. New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Hampden, Otago. New Zealand
Military District: Oamaru
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Anti Tank Brigade
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 265
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 6 November 1943
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1943
Cemetery Name: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: IX. E. 8.
Memorial Name: Hampden War Memorial Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: John Mansell was the son of John and Maud Mary Mansell (nee Pollock), of Hampden, Otago.
Description of Image: Hampden War Memorial (photo M. Sole, 1999)
Further References: New Zealand History online: Hampden War Memorial
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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