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Robert Hamilton BAILLIE

Regimental number159
Place of birthElsdon, Northumberland, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
Addressc/o Edkins Marsh, Longreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height6' 0"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinRev Thomas George Baillie, 3 Chichester Street, London SW, England
Previous military serviceServed in the North West Mounted Police, Canada (5 years); Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Cuba (8 months); Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa (3 years).
Enlistment date3 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 September 1914; promoted Corporal, 24 September 1914; appointed Lance Sergeant, 2 November 1914; promoted Sergeant, 4 November 1914.

Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 29 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILLIE Robert Hamilton

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