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Harry Franklin BALDWIN

Regimental number1377
Place of birthNewtown, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Five Dock, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJunior clerk
Address4 Stanley Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur John Baldwin, 4 Stanley Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as SGT/MAJOR, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 2 February 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialDernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension (PlotI V, Row H, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur John and Kate Baldwin, 'Franklyn', Waterview Street, Five Dock, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 43 Sergeant Arthur Alfred Baron BALDWIN, 1st Field Company Engineers, killed in action, 21 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined miscellaneous reinforcements, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 17 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916.

Embarked Christchurch, England, 16 August 1916; disembarked France, 18 August 1916; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 18 August 1916; marched out to unit, 27 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Field Company Engineers, 28 August 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 27 September 1916 (influenza); transferred to 1st Field Ambulance Divisional Rest Station, 27 September 1916; discharged to duty, 6 October 1916; rejoined unit, 7 October 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 1 February 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 1 February 1917 (shrapnel wound, compound fracture skull); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 February 1917; died of wounds, 2 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALDWIN Harry Franklin

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