Gunner William Aynsley

Gunner William George Aynsley. 1st/1st Lancashire Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery . He died of wounds at No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in France on 7th June 1918, aged 43. He was the son of Henry and Alice Aynsley of Crookham and the Husband of Margaret Aynsley of High Street, Wooler . He is buried in Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He had been born in Crookham in 1878 and before enlisting he had been employed as a butchers assistant. ( The Memorial shows his Unit as the Royal Field Artillery) The R.G.A. used the 60 pounder gun one of which is shown here in its new camouflage patterns.

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