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Henry Arthur AINSWORTH

Regimental number3227
Place of birthNarrandera New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressNarrandera, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Ainsworth, Narrandera, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Div 4 Train
Promotion date: 25 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: Div 4 Train
Promotion date: 25 December 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'From 6th to 12th June 1917 near MESSINES these N.C.O.s. were employed with the Divisional Pack Transport Troop. On each night they took supped, water and ammunition to the Battalion Headquarters of 13th Infantry Brigade and on each night the convoys were subjected to heavy shell fire. By their courage and determination they succeeded on every occasion in getting the Pack animals through to their destination and set a very fine example to the men of their section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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