Ernest Austin AINSCOW

Regimental number4248
Place of birthHulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England
SchoolHambledon State School, North Cairns, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia10
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical assistant
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Eliza Ann Ainscow, c/o Richard Ainscow, Edmonton, Queensland
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Date of death12 August 1917
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row W, Grave No. 20), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Eliza Ann AINSCOW, 'Woodford', Edmonton, Queensland. Native of Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal