James Ainsworth AWMM
Also known as
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 9 inches AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
"In my last year at school I joined the Air Training corps and did a course at Ohakea, which culminated in my flying a Tiger Moth (not solo!!).
After the war had finished and I was 19 I attempted to volunteer for the Occupation Force in Japan but my mother, who had already sacrificed two sons, wouldn't sign for me to go.
The Peacetime Territorial Army: Married to Suzanne Eileen Neary at 23, I could not afford to play golf so I enlisted in 1949 I joine the TF which had been reactivated after WWII. The Army was a very large organisation and being commissioned at 24 I found it a wonderful interest.
Compulsory military training was introduced in 1950 and each year the intake were [sic] 18 but i was a year older; Suzanne's parents were wonderful having her and the children to stay when I was at weekend camps and the three weeks annual camp once a year. I met some great people, many of whom had served with my brothers Peter, Bob or John during WWII.
At 36, having completed 12 years' commissioned service and passed the Command Course for promotion to Lieut Colonel, it was time to go and concentrated on work, family and my golf swing!! I retired and was posted to the Reserve until I was 50."
Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2014.
Brother of Robert (Bob) Horrocks (25200), Peter Horrocks (64904), John Horrocks (428519), Dean Horrocks (NZ412234). AWMM
Roll of Honour
Remember James Ainsworth Horrocks by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
James Ainsworth Horrocks
- Horrocks, Robert Edgeworth, 1916-1943, Papers, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MS-2015-9. AWMM
- Horrocks, Peter Lindsay. Letter to brother, 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/54. AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.