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Regimental number4052
Place of birthHeywood, Victoria
OccupationHorse breaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C.G. Ainsworth, Heywood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentHeywood, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to Artillery, 16 April 1916; taken on strength of 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, Ferry Post East, 17 April 1916, and mustered as a Gunner.

Posted to No 2 Section, 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916; appointed Driver, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 20 September 1917; rejoined unit, 3 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 November 1918; rejoined unit, 1 December 1918.

Promoted Acting Bombardier, 29 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 24 March 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1966
Age at death76
Place of burialWangaratta Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, AINSWORTH George

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