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108163   2nd Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st-5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/11/1920
Died: 17/11/1940 (Unknown)
Age: 19
Summary      
John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was the son of Ralph and Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell. His father fought in World War One. John Mansel-Pleydell was born on 22nd November 1920. Second Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was serving with the 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he died on 17th November 1940. He was 19 years old.
Further Information
John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was the son of Ralph and Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell. Ralph Morton Mansel-Pleydell and Countess Marguerite Marie Louise Barbe Ghislaine d'Ursel were married on 11th February 1920.
Ralph Mansel-Pleydell fought in World War One, where he was mentioned in despatches twice. He gained the rank of Captain in the Royal Field Artillery.
John Mansel-Pleydell was born on 22nd November 1920.
Known family: Ralph Mansel-Pleydell, Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell, John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 22nd November 1920), Philip Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 16th February 1922), David Gabriel Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 26th March 1923).
Second Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was serving with the 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he died on 17th November 1940. He was 19 years old.
Second Lieutenant John Mansel-Pleydell is buried at Aghaloo Roman Catholic Churchyard. The church lies just north of Caledon. His inscription reads: ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. AMEN
J A M Mansel-Pleydell's gravestone
Johnís brother, Philip Morton Mansel-Pleydell, served throughout World War Two in the Royal Navy and by the time of his retirement in 1955, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Johnís uncle, John Morton Mansel-Pleydell, who was born in 1884, was killed in action on 22 September 1916 in World War One.
The CWGC record Second Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell as the son of Ralph and Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Aghaloo RC Churchyard Caledon Buried in Aghaloo RC Church 54.366708 -6.850469
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1 FindAGrave.com Photo of 2nd Lieutenant John Mansel-Pleydell's gravestone
2 The Peerage Family tree including birth dates
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of 2nd Lieutenant John Mansel-Pleydell's gravestone can be purchased here
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