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Eric Victor BALDWIN

Regimental number2116
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address159 Union Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Baldwin, 159 Union Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 25 April 1915. Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, 14 February 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, of being absent from Camp from Tattoo, 23 January, to 1330, 25 January 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, 14 February 1916.

On Command, School of Instruction, 1 April 1916; rejoined Bn, 12 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 19 July 1916.

Court on Enquiry, in the field, 2 September 1917, confirmed fate as 'killed in action', 19 July 1916.

SourcesNAA: B2455, BALDWIN Eric Victor

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