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Regimental number67
Date of birth5 December 1895
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
OccupationElectrical fitter
Address241 Hotham Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, Maxwell Balderson, 241 Hotham Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military service34th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date1 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion

Flying Officer

Unit: Royal Flying Corps
Promotion date: 28 September 1917


Unit: Royal Flying Corps
Promotion date: 1 April 1918

FateDischarged 16 March 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Western Front

Discharged from the AIF, 16 March 1917, and commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps.

Appointed 2nd Lt, RFC, 17 March 1917; posted to 26th Reserve Squadron, 21 March 1917; to 9th Training Squadron, 22 June 1917; appointed Flying Officer, 28 September 1917; to 18th Squadron, France, 24 October 1917; promoted Lt, 1 April 1918. On Home Establishment, 14 June 1918; to 22nd Training Depot Station, 19 June 1918; to Repatriation Camp, Blandford, 15 May 1919; repatriated to Australia, 9 July 1919; transferred to Unemployed List, 19 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force, 1921; promoted Squadron Leader, 1930.
Date of death26 November 1932
Age at death37

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