|Place of birth||Armadale, Victoria|
|Address||39 Sutherland Road, Armadale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mr C C Balding, c/o Mrs Llewehlyn, Alexandra, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Member for 6 months Rifle Club, Cheltenham|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Promoted Sergeant, 3 July 1916.
Taken on strength, 15th Training Bn, 7 March 1917.
Transferred to 63rd Bn, 4 June 1917.
On Command, Officer Training Corps, Kandahar Barracks, 30 July 1917.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 September 1917.
Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 24 September 1917.
Found guilty, 14 February 1918, of negl;ecting to obey AIF Headquarters Order para 'Bounds': admonished.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 July 1918; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 10 July 1918.
Wounded in action, 2 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left wrist), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, and then, same day, to 5th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, 3 September 1918, and admitted to Whitecross Hospital, Warrington (affiliated with Lord Derby War Hospital), 4 September 1918; discharged on leave, 23 January 1919, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 February 1919.
Attached to Australian Army Pay Corps, London, 6 February 1919.
Married Margaret Hilda DAY, spinster, aged 25, Fletton Anglican Church, Huntingdonshire, 23 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde' 15 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 December 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 11 April 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||53|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALDING James Munro|