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Henry Thomas AINSWORTH

Regimental number80
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLyell Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinEliza Ainsworth, 52 Nelson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7107
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date2 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to Gallipoli with 21st Bn, 29 August 1915. Returned to Australia, medically unfit, 17 September 1915; discharged, 7 April 1916.

Re-enlisted; embarked from Australia, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plgmouth, England, 18 Februarg 1917.

Served on Western Front. Declared a deserter, 11 December 1917, and struck off the Bn strength. Found guilty of desertion, 15 February 1918, in that he was absent without leave, 13 October 1917 to 17 January 1918. Sentenced to 10 years' penal servitude; 5 years of the sentence remitted, 19 February 1918. Sentence suspended, and rejoined unit, 21 June 1918; sentence remitted, 4 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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