James Hamilton AYLIFFE

Regimental number260
Place of birthPurnamoota Station near Broken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.25"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFrank Ayliffe, Gypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphetville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death27
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave 81), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Elizabeth Ann AYLIFFE, Myponga, South Australia. Native of Purnamoota Station, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, AYLIFFE James Hamilton