Victor Albert Ayers

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Ayers, Private Victor Albert no.431.

4th Battalion, later no.2518

37th Battalion “Fernleigh” Third Street, South Ashfield.

Pottery worker.

Born near Cootamundra 15/1/1891, son of Ellen Mary and Thomas Gabriel Ayers.

Educated at Brawlin Superior School.

Enlisted 22/8/1914.

Returned to Australia 7/9/1915.

Re-enlisted 28/9/1916.

War service, Egypt, France. Wounded at Flers.

Invalided to Birmingham and Dartford.

Returned to Australia 25/9/1917.

Discharged medically unfit 26/3/1918.

Biography in the All Australia Memorial.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys :

World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team

of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and

dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book [ Canterbury's boys : World

War I & Sydney's suburban fringe] is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an

alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each

individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created

to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information,

photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future



Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury

and District Historical Society, 2002