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Agnew James Whitson Ainslie
12th Field Ambulance , Australian Army
3 august 1893, Glasgow , Scotland
29 september 1917
Son of James Francis and Dunbar Ainslie Agnew, of "Ainslie," 10, Erin St., Richmond, Victoria, Australia
5'7" = 1.70 m
9 stone 7 lbs = 60.3 kg
Mole in the neck and on left cheek
Scar Right Leg
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XXV , Row AA , Stone 11
Educated at :
* Scotch College , Melbourne
1905 to 1913
Entered Scotch in the Preparatory School.
He gained the Dux Prize in Classes IVc and Vb.
He passed the Junior Public Examination in 1910 in seven subjects.
He then passed his Senior Public exams in 1913 with honours in English and History.
He also won the prize for Champion Debater of the school that year
Prefect in 1913
In the Ormond Examinations in November 1913 he won an entrance scholarship.
* Arts student Melbourne University
30 july 1915
31 august - 8 september 1915
8 september - 15 december 1915
16 - 27 december 1915
27 december 1915-7 march 1916
7 march 1916
20 april 1916
4 june 1916
11 june 1916
29 september 1917
Enlisted at Melbourne
Posted to "D" Coy. Castlemaine Depot Battalion
Posted to the Special Reinforcements Australian Medical Corps , Ascot Vale
Transferred to N°5 Australian General Hospital
Clearing Hospital , Broadmeadows as Acting Sergeant
Embarked at Melbourne per HMAT ' Karoola'
Reported for duty and taken on strength of 12th Field Ambulance at Serapeum , Egypt
Reverts to ranks , as a stretcher bearer, on joining the Reinforcements
Embarked at Alexandria , Egypt per SS 'Scotian'
Disembarked at Marseille
Admitted to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance with wounds to the head and leg
Died of wounds the same day and buried by Reverend Townson J.A. , Chaplain attached to the 17th Casualty Clearing Station
An account from QMS Malcolm RH :
' At the time when Private Agnew, or 'Jim' as he was known to all was killed I was a stretcher bearer Sergeant and am only too pleased to give you what information I can.
Having just returned from carrying a wounded man down to the dressing station , a shell burst on his path thereby mortally wounding himself and his pal DVK Anderson.
Before he could be carried to the dressing station , Captain True , 46th Bn. AIF (Medical Officer) rushed to his assistance , but also he had breathed his last, poor fellow.
That night we laid him on a stretcher and next morning we were relieved and five of his pals and myself carried the last of our beloved comrade and pal out of the danger zone and the by Ambulance car to a soldier's cemetery well behind the lines at Remy's near Poperinghe.
He was given a full burial with military honours ...'