John James Ainsworth
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|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||5'5" (1.65m) tall ; ; sallow complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Annie Ainsworth|
|Date of Enlistment||17 Sep 1941|
|Unit/Formation||9th Australian Auxiliary Horse Transport Company|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
War Medal 1939-45 |
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
John arrived in Australia on 15 Feb 1924 aboard the SS Moreton Bay which had left London on 15 Jan 1924. During 1939 John married Ellen M Pritchard (known as Annie??) although she is not with him on the 1943 Electoral Roll.
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1937 Mundijong, farm hand; 1943 Kelmscott, soldier
On 17 Sep 1941 John was called up for full time service in the CMF and when allocated to the 9th Australian Auxiliary Horse Transport Company, he was given a trade grouping of Driver Horse Transport T/G III. John 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.
Annie died 10 Jan 1975 aged 81 in Doubleview.