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John James Ainsworth

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John James Ainsworth
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1891
Place of Birth Accrington, England
Death 22 Jun 1945, aged 53
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 49 years, 11 months
Description ; sallow complexion ; grey eyes ; dark grey hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Annie Ainsworth
Military Information
Reg Number W42516
Date of Enlistment 17 Sep 1941
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation 9th Australian Auxiliary Horse Transport Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

John arrived in Australia on 15 Feb 1924 aboard the SS Moreton Bay which had left London on 15 Jan 1924.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1937 Mundijong, farm hand; 1943 Kelmscott, soldier

War Service

On 17 Sep 1941 John was called up for full time service and when allocated to the 9th Australian Auxiliary Horse Transport Company, he was given a trade grouping of Driver Horse Transport T/G III. He was granted leave from 17- 20 October, and 20 - 22 November 1941. On 1 May 1943 John was charged with having disobeyed a lawful command on 39 Apr 1943. Found guilty he was fined 20/- ($2). On 23 Aug 1944 he was medically reclassified to "B2", and transferred on 20 Nov 1944 to the General Duties Depot.


John was discharged on 21 Nov 1944 (Essential Services) to rejoin the Western Australian Government Railways.

Post War

Annie died 10 Jan 1975 aged 81 in Doubleview.

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