James Whitson Ainslie (Jim) AGNEW


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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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


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