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William Charles AYRE

Regimental number6
Place of birthBunbury, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address1 Mingsvonette Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.1
Height5' 5.25"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Ayre, 1 Mingsvonette Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3379
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Family/military connectionsSecond period of service, see 3379 William Charles AYRE.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 September 1915.

Found guilty, Mudros, 5 January 1916, of being absent from 1430 hours parade: awarded 2 day's confined to camp.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 January 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 21 January 1916 (tonsillitis); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 26 January 1916 (laryngitis); to Helouan Convalescent Depot, 14 February 1916 (cardiac disease and loss of voice); to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 February 1916 (phthisis); to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 March 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 14 May 1916; discharged Perth, 26 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AYRE William Charles

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