Regimental number3508
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolNorth Williamstown State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address16 Hanmer Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Ailes, 16 Hanmer Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 March 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Date of death23 March 1917
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBeaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 35), Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Blanche AILES, 16 Hammer Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal