Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR
3rd LHR, AIF
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
James Hamilton Ayliffe
James Hamilton Ayliffe's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
James Hamilton Ayliffe
Service number: 260
Unit: 3rd Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 7 November 1917
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: AYLIFFE, Serjt. James Hamilton, 260. 3rd Australian Light Horse. Died of wounds 7th Nov., 1917. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Ann Ayliffe, of Myponga, South Australia. Native of Purnamoota Station, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Q. 81.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of James Hamilton Ayliffe from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Purnamoota Station near Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|School||St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Frank Ayliffe, Gypsum Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets|
|Enlistment date||19 August 1914|
|Place of enlistment||Morphetville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds 7 November 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave 81), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frank and Elizabeth Ann AYLIFFE, Myponga, South Australia. Native of Purnamoota Station, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 259 Sergeant Frank Keith AYLIFFE, 5th Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918; 6537 Pte William Hawden AYLIFFE, 50th Bn, killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918.|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; to hospital, 12 September 1915 (sick); rejoined unit, 17 September 1915; disembarked Gallipoli for Alexandria, 20 December 1915.
Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1915; appointed Lance Corporal, 29 December 1915.
Found guilty, 26 March 1916, of leaving camp contrary to orders given by a superior officer, 10 March 1916: awarded 28 days’ Field Punishment No 2; reverted to rank of Private.
Appointed temporary Corporal, 2 July 1916; appointed Corporal, 2 July 1916.
To hospital, Romani, 1 August 1916 (sick); rejoined unit, 4 August 1916.
Wounded in action, El-Arish, 9 January 1917; admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 10 January 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 11 January 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 January 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia,15 February 1917; discharged to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 February 1917; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 22 February 1917.
Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 6 May 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Shellal, 8 May 1917.
Appointed Sergeant, 8 July 1917.
Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Palestine, 7 November 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen); died of wounds, 7 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AYLIFFE James Hamilton|
Lest we forget
Further Reading:Battles in Palestine
Citation: 3rd LHR, Roll of Honour, James Hamilton Ayliffe