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Reginald Francis BAILLIEU

Regimental number154
Place of birthQueenscliff, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Talana', 109 Westbury Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs George Baillieu, 'Talana', 109 Westbury Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, B Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Rollnig
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Accompanied by his observer, he descended to the rescue of a pilot who had been forced to land and who had set his machine on fire. He landed safely on difficult ground, and, in spite of the close proximity of the enemy, succeeded in rescuing the pilot and in carrying off his two passengers under a close and heavy rifle fire.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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