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John Alfred ASHWORTH

Regimental number189
Date of birth26 February 1883
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
SchoolFitzroy State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
Address593 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs A J Ashworth, 593 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Sergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollFarrier Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollA Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 18147 Driver Harold Wilfred ASHWORTH, 2nd Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt (hospitalised after being injured in the desert campaign)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1958
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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