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Alexander John Thomas ASHWORTH

Regimental number1657
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSouth Brunswick State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressBrunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lena Ashworth, Pigdon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets, 60th Bn, North Carlton, Victoria.
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed before the altar, Church of Christ. Member of Bible Class and Choir, Presbyterian Church, Weston St. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Age at death19.11
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 41), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1656 Pte Percy Alexander ASHWORTH, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 3563 Pte Albert Victor JENNINGS, 6th Bn, killed in action 26 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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