|Place of birth||Purnamoota Station near Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|School||St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Frank Ayliffe, Gypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets|
|Place of enlistment||Morphetville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave 81), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frank and Elizabeth Ann AYLIFFE, Myponga, South Australia. Native of Purnamoota Station, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 259 Sergeant Frank Keith AYLIFFE, 5th Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918; 6537 Pte William Hawden AYLIFFE, 50th Bn, killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; to hospital, 12 September 1915 (sick); rejoined unit, 17 September 1915; disembarked Gallipoli for Alexandria, 20 December 1915.
Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1915; appointed Lance Corporal, 29 December 1915.
Found guilty, 26 March 1916, of leaving camp contrary to orders given by a superior officer, 10 March 1916: awarded 28 days Field Punishment No 2; reverted to rank of Private.
Appointed temporary Corporal, 2 July 1916; appointed Corporal, 2 July 1916.
To hospital, Romani, 1 August 1916 (sick); rejoined unit, 4 August 1916.
Wounded in action, El-Arish, 9 January 1917; admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 10 January 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 11 January 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 January 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia,15 February 1917; discharged to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 February 1917; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 22 February 1917.
Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 6 May 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Shellal, 8 May 1917.
Appointed Sergeant, 8 July 1917.
Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Palestine, 7 November 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen); died of wounds, 7 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYLIFFE James Hamilton|