|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||34 Easey Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Rainsbury, 34 Easey Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of corns)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4769A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2230605: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 3068 Pte G. CARPENTER, C Company, 60th Bn, 4 June 1917: 'He was in C. Co. 9th Platoon. I saw his body early in the morning on the 20th July lying in "no man's land" (sic) just 10 yards over our trench near Fleurbaix. He had been killed outright by a shell. I could recognise him. I touched him and found him quite dead.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RAINSBURY William
Red Cross File No 2230605