John Stirling Ainsworth

John Stirling Ainsworth

Birth 9 November 1889 Death 14th Oct 1914 2nd Lt.
(Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

Personal Details

Place of Birth London
Residence at Enlistment 55. Eaton Place, Westminster, London,SW
Residence (Roll of Honour) Ardanaiseig,Kilchrenan ,Taynuilt,Argyll
Residence 1911 Census Lydd Camp,Lydd ,Kent
School(s) Attended Eton
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Soldier
Place of Work British Army
Family (Parents and Grandparents) John Stirling and Catherine Margaret Ainsworth (nee McCreadie)
Siblings Thomas Ainsworth, Jean Barbara Skeffington , Margaret Lousie Murray-Smith
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour Brother in Law Arthur George Murray-Smith


The 1914 Star
The 1914 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment
Battalion at Enlistment 11th
Rank at Enlistment 2nd Lt.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment
Date of Enlistment 14 April 1909
Place of Enlistment
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts promoted to lieutenant 2 November 1912 . 11th Hussars landed in France as part of the 1st Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force The regiment took part in the Great Retreat . In an action during the Battle of Messines in October 1914 a squadron from the regiment endured a heavy German bombardment that left many of its soldiers buried in a trench while another squadron from the regiment used a vantage point at the top of a building to train a machine gun on the Germans
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts Mentioned in despatches in Sept 1914

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 24
Date of Death 14th Oct 1914
Regiment at Death (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
Battalion/Vessel at Death 11th
Rank at Death Lt.
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death
Field of Action at Death Flanders
Place of Death Ypres
Battle at Death Battle of Messines
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY
Grave Position IV. E. 677.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial


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