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Remembered Today:

Sapper J E A Ansley RM, Divisional Engineers


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Initials: J E A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sapper

Regiment/Service: Royal Marines

Unit Text: R.M. Div. Engineers, R.N. Div.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 06/06/1915

Service No: Deal/721(S)

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Special Memorial B. 34.


Skew Bridge Cemetery was named from a wooden "skew" bridge carrying the Krithia road across the Dere, just behind the centre of the line occupied by the Allied forces on 27 April 1915. It was begun during the fighting of 6-8 May and used throughout the occupation. At the Armistice it contained only 53 graves but was greatly enlarged when further burials were brought in from the battlefields or small burial grounds in the area. There are now 607 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 351 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery covers an area of 2,210 square metres.

In contrast to the CWGC, the Naval History web-site has Sapper Ansley as DoW one day earlier, on the 5th June 1915: [see http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1915-06Jun.htm]

RND, Divisional Signal Section, RM Divisional Engineers

ANSLEY, John E A, Sapper, RM, S 721 (Deal), DOW

Remembered with Pride

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We will remember.

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He who gives his life for King and Country leaves nought undone that man can do.

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Remembered with Honour RIP
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Rest in Peace.

Her service register is online:

Name Ansley, John Edward Alfred

Register Number: 721

Division: Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal

When Enlisted/Date of Enlistment: 03 December 1914

Date of Birth: 07 September 1895


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