|Place of birth||Lancashire, England|
|Address||GPO, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Martha Ashworth, Waterfoot, Lancashire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Parents: William and Martha ASHWORTH|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.
Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Imbros, 8 July 1915 (hydrocele); transferred to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Mudros; transferred to Base, 23 July 1915; to School Hospital, Port Said, 27 July 1915 (hydrocele); to Convalescent Camp, Cairo, 9 August 1915; discharged from 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 26 April 1916 (rheumatism).
Proceeded to England (details not recorded).
Admitted to 11th Brigade Field Hospital, Larkhill, 22 September 1916 (abrasions to head); discharged to unit, 24 September 1916.
Found guilty, Rollestone, 6 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 am parade, 1 April, till apprehended by Military Police in London at about 9 pm, 3 April 1917: awarded 3 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 6 days' pay; total forfeiture: 9 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 July 1917.
On leave, 11 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 30 December 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 July 1918; transferred to England, 10 July 1918, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 11 July 1918 (fractured right arm: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 August 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 August 1918.
Married Johanna LORD, spinster, aged 21, Anglican Church, Lamb-in-Rossendale, Lancaster (date unclear).
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 21 October 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 28 January 1921.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||52|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ASHWORTH Ernest|