|Place of birth||York, Western Australia|
|Address||York, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles Ashworth, 'Broadlands', York, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the York Light Horse for 18 months; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Discharged to duty from 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 7 January 1916 (mumps). Taken on strength, 3rd Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 6 March 1916.
Found guilty, 18 March 1916, of leaving parade without permission: awarded 14 days' detention.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 1 April 1916, and taken on strength of 4th Divisional Ammunition Column and mustered as Gunner, 7 April 1916.
Appointed Temporary Driver, 1 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.
Appointed Driver, in the field, 1 May 1916.
Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 9 January 1917 (pleurisy); transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 January 1917 (pneumonia); to 1st Anzac Rest Station, 10 January 1917; to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 January 1917; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 22 January 1917; to England, 24 January 1917, and admitted to Bethnal Green Hospital, London, 26 January 1917 (lobar pneumonia); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 16 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 31 March 1917.
Found guilty, Perham Downs, 14 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30, 31 March, to 8.30 pm, 1 April 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 13 days' pay (£3/18/0).
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological hospital, Bulford, 11 April 1917; discharged to Depot, 22 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 73 days.
Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 27 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 22 August 1917.
Transferred to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 17 August 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 28 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 October 1918.
Marched out for return to Australia, 4 March 1919; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 1 June 1919; discharged, Perth, 24 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ASHWORTH Walter|