|Place of birth||Bunbury, Western Australia|
|School||Bunbury State School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Caroline Louisa Ayre, 1 Mignonette Street, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||AIF (1 year 260 days)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/61/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||44th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||near Hamel, France|
|Age at death||21.5|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave 3), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Alfred and Caroline AYRE, Mignonette Street, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||Previous period of service, see 6 William Charles AYRE.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; found guilty, Durban, 23 July 1917, of breaking away from ship at about 1000 hours, until reporting at 1500 hours: award, admonished; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 26 August 1917.
Marched into 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 5 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 19 December 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 20 December 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 24 December 1917.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYRE William Charles|