|Place of birth||Bungonia, New South Wales|
|School||Country School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jerrard Creek via Marulan, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||R. Ayre, Jerrard Creek, via Marulan, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||He was an only son.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||near Hindenburg Line, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Mr R H and Mrs F A AYRE, Jerrard Creek, Marulan, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Uncle: 6/1111 Pte Charles AYRE, Canterbury Regiment, NZEF, killed in action, 26 April 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 14 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 16 May 1916.
Reallotted to 14th Training Bn as Reinforcement to 53rd Bn, 20 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, in the field, 22 July 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 November 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 23 December 1916.
Detached to Divisional Infantry School, 27 March 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 4 April 1917.
Killed in action, 11 May 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYRE Claude|