Ernest Robert AINSWORTH

AINSWORTH, Ernest Robert

Service Number: 1859
Enlisted: 1 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia , 11 November 1876
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 12 August 1916, aged 39 years
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 1859, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 1859, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 1859, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières

The late Private E R AINSWORTH

The Advertiser Thursday 21 June 1917 page 6

Mrs. E. Ainsworth, of 225 Halifax-street, Adelaide, has received official information that her son, Ernest Robert (Boss) Ainsworth, was killed in action in France on August 12, 1916. He was previously reported as wounded and missing. The deceased, who was in the l6th Battalion, enlisted in August, 1915, and left for the front on January I7, 1916. Previous to enlisting he was employed at Crooks and Brooker, Ltd., in the forwarding department.

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Son of Charles Edward AINSWORTH and Emma Mary nee CHILDERHOUSE