Ernest Austin AINSCOW


AINSCOW, Ernest Austin

Service Number: 4248
Enlisted: 3 June 1916, Enlisted at Cairns
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1898
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Hambledon State School, North Cairns, Queensland
Occupation: Mechanical Assistant
Died: Died of wounds - multiple shell wounds to the arms and legs, Ypres, France, 12 August 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row W, Grave 20 Headstone inscription reads: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

3 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4248, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Cairns
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4248, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4248, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
10 Jul 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 31st Battalion to the 47th Battalion
12 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4248, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 10 years

Son of Richard and Eliza Anne Ainscow of 'Woodford', Edmonton, QLD, formerly of Manchester, England

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal