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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Ainsworth, Herbert James (1)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Sunday, 28 February 1915 – Kalgoorlie, WA

Service Number: 1            view online service record

14 Pirie Street
Kalgoorlie, WA

Next of Kin:
William Ainsworth
Northampton, WA

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 29 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Fremantle, WA
Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Saturday, 29 July 1916
Place: France

Brother: Jack Ainsworth

H J Ainsworth - Certificate from Port Melbourne
H J Ainsworth – Certificate from Town of Port Melbourne

1916 ‘”The Standard” at the Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 18 March, p. 3. , viewed 28 Feb 2016,

We get a glimpse into the Ainsworth family through this letter from Jack and Herbert’s father William published in the Standard newspaper on 29 April 1916.

1916 ‘Former Portonian Writes.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 29 April, p. 4. , viewed 30 Mar 2016,

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