|Place of birth||Casterton, Victoria|
|Address||Barkley Street, Ararat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Harriet Louisa Ayres, Barkley Street, Ararat, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Hamilton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/56/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Divisional Salvage Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||32|
|Place of burial||Casterton Cemetery (Portion Methodist, Row 9, Grave No. 3), Casterton, Victoria|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria. Parents: Alfred and Mary AYRES; husband of Harriett Sharam (formerly AYRES, Casterton, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916, and marched into 10th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of 3rd Division Salvage Company, 4 February 1917.
Admitted to No 10 Field Ambulance, 23 February 1918, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (valvular disease of the heart); to No 4 General Hospital, 25 February 1918; to St John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Boulogne, 28 February 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 3 March 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 6 March 1918; to No 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 3 April 1918 (disordered action of heart); to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 23 April 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 May 1918.
Admitted to No 8 General Hospital, 15 May 1918 (otitis media); transferred to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 20 May 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 June 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 19 June 1918; rejoined 3rd Division Salvage Company, 24 June 1918.
On leave to England, 19 August 1918; rejoined unit, 5 September 1918.
Attached to 24th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 16 October 1918; rejoined unit, 28 October 1918.
Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 30 December 1918.
Proceeded to England, 7 January 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 17 June 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||32|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYRES Walter Edward|