|Place of birth||Bunbury, Western Australia|
|Address||1 Mingsvonette Street, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21.1|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Louisa Ayre, 1 Mingsvonette Street, Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3379|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||44th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Family/military connections||Second period of service, see 3379 William Charles AYRE.|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYRE William Charles|