James Whitson Ainslie (Jim) AGNEW

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AGNEW, James Whitson Ainslie

Service Number: 13252
Enlisted: 30 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Field Ambulance
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 1893
Home Town: Richmond, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College & Melbourne University
Occupation: University Student
Died: Died of Wounds, Belgium, 29 September 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XXV, Row AA, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 13252, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Karoola, Melbourne
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 13252, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 13252, 12th Field Ambulance, Third Ypres

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Biography

James Whitson Ainslie AGNEW was born in 1893 in Glasgow, Scotland

His parents were James Francis AGNEW and Dunbar AINSLIE who married on 5th April, 1892 in Merchiston, Edinburgh, Scotland - His father was Scottish & his Mother was born in Victoria

He had previous service for 3 months in the A.M.C. at Melbourne University & was still serving when he enlisted on 30th July 1915 with the  Australian Army - he was with the Army Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Karoola on 7th March, 1916

James was a stretcher bearer with the 12th Field Ambulance and was Killed in Action on 29th September 1917 due to wounds on his head & leg - he is buried in Ligesenthock Cemetery in Beligum and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial, The Cairns Memorial Church in East Melbourne & the Melbourne Cricket Club Roll of Honour

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal

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The Argus Melbourne, 29th Sept, 1919

IN MEMORIAM - On Active Service

AGNEW.- In proud and loving memory of our beloved son and brother, Jim W.A. (stretcher bearer -12th Field Ambulance)  Killed in Action at Menin Road near Ypres, Sept 29, 1917

Dr. & Mrs. J.F. AGNEW and family

"Great love hath no man than this -to lay down his life for his friends"

Inserted by F.E. & W Carlyle Mackay - In loving memory of our dear friend

 

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