Percy John AINGER

Regimental number5659
Place of birthBox Hill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWanneroo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Aingen, North Beach Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Date of death30 November 1919
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William AINGER. Native of Box Hill, Victoria
Discharge date14 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 July 1916; admitted to Ship's Isolation Hospital, 27 July 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, 7 September 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 43 days; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 September 1916; marched into 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 10 September 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 September 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to Parkhouse Hospital, 16 November 1916; discharged, 18 December 1916, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 94 days.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 3 March 1917 (mumps).

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 30 April 1917; taken on strength of 16th Bn, 30 April 1917.

On leave to, 9 February 1918; rejoined unit, 27 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1918; admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (shrapnel wounds, both legs); transferred to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1918; to No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 6 May 1918; to England, 12 May 1918; to Military Hospital, Bosham, 14 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 30 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 24 May 1918; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 14 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 November 1919
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, AINGER Percy John