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Arthur Edward AINLEY

Regimental number2287
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolJames St State School, Perth, Western Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationStorekeeper
Address64 Cardigan Terrace, Jolimont via Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Ainley, 64 Cardigan Terrace, Jolimont via Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death10 June 1917
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Special Memorial A 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane AINLEY, 327 Perth Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3346 Corporal Fred Wilfred AINLEY MSM, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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