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William BALDOCK

Regimental number886
Place of birthGreat Enton, Goldaming, Surrey, England
SchoolCounty Council Schools, Lindfield, Sussex, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressStatham's Quarry, Statham's Siding, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Baldock, 15 West View, Lindfield, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Sussex Regiment, Territorial Force, for 3 years.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 August 1915
Place of death or woundingPort Lincoln, South Australia
Date of death21 August 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 16 May 1915 (gonorhoea); transferred to DBI Hospital, Abbassia, 18 June 1915; discharged for return to Australia, 3 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Lincoln', 4 August 1915; committed suicide at sea on return to Australia whilst temporarily insane as a result of mania from war service, 21 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALDOCK William

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