|Place of birth||Preston, Lancashire, England|
|School||Moor Park, West Preston, Lancashire, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||19|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||36 Newton Street, Darwin Lancashire, England|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Robert A Ainsworth, 36 Newton Street, Darwin Lancashire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Dochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row, C, Grave No 11), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert Alexander and Fanny AINSWORTH, 5 Green Street, East Darwin, Lancs. Native of Preston, Lancs, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Admitted to HS 'Valdivia', Gallipoli, 14 October 1915 (influenza); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 October 1915; to NZ&A Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 29 October 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 28 December 1915; rejoined Bn, 5 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 19 July 1916 (scabies); rejoined Bn, 22 July 1916.
Wounded in action, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 26; admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, 9 August 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol, 10 August 1916;discharged on furlough, 9 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 December 1916; marched out to unit, 21 December 1916.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 December 1916 (influenza); transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Touquet, 25 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 14 January 1917; rejoined 18th Bn, in the field, 19 February 1917.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 June 1917 (gonorrhea), and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 22 June 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 21 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 62 days.
Killed in action, Belgium, 5 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AINSWORTH Robert|