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William Edward AINSWORTH

Regimental number1305
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTinsmith
Address33 Lyell Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ainsworth, 33 Lyell Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date17 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1901 Pte George AINSWORTH, 58th Bn; 7107 Pte Thomas Henry AINSWORTH, 14th Bn; 3455 Pte James AINSWORTH, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli (wounded, 7 July 1915), Western Front (wounded, 20 September 1917).
Date of death9 February 1971

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