Percy Thomas AINSWORTH


AINSWORTH, Percy Thomas

Service Number: 2682
Enlisted: 25 July 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bathurst, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: Fairfield, Fairfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ironworker
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, Belgium, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row N, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2682, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2682, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2682, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
8 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2682, 38th Infantry Battalion, Messines

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"...2682 Private Percy Thomas Ainsworth, 38th Battalion of Fairfield, NSW. An ironworker prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Benalla (A24) on 9 November 1916. He was wounded in action on 8 June 1917 during the Potteries-Messines, Belgium offensive and died later that day at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 22. He is buried in the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France." - SOURCE (

Son of William and Eliza Ellen Ainsworth, of Fairfield, New South Wales. Native of Bathurst.

Also served for three years in the 7th Light Horse, Parramatta

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal