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John McDonald BAILLIE

Regimental number400
Place of birthLeitherlandshire, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressClifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Baillie, 71 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 34th Field Company Engineers, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 January 1917
Place of death or woundingHouplines, Armentieres, France
Date of death8 January 1917
Age at death from cemetery records48
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres (IV, C, 36), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jean Baillie, husband of E. Baillie, Johnston Street, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Born in Sutherland, Scotland
Family/military connections3 nephews killed
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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