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Regimental number1451
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolMaylands State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis Ainsworth, Ajano via Northampton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 15), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Mrs F. AINSWORTH, 76 Sewell Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1 Pte Herbert James AINSWORTH, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Serapeum, 6-8-28 April 1916, concluded: 'Killed in Action, 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Elias Edwin William AINSWORTH
SourcesNAA: B2455, AINSWORTH Jack

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