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Reginald George BALDWIN

Regimental number1793
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/o Mrs Bowman, 17 Darlington Chambers, Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Baldwin, c/o Mrs Boswell, 18 North Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Discharge date27 April 1918
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 1 July 1916. Transferred to and taken on strength of Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 5 August 1916; taken on strength, 11 Company, ICC, 10 August 1916.

Admitted to Desert Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 1 October 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to unit, 7 October 1916. Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Dacrour, 11 October 1916 (dental caries); transferred to hospital, Cairo, 20 October 1916; discharged to Australian Reserve, ICC, 24 October 1916; marched out to No 4 Company, ICC, 4 November 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Bn, ICC, 11 November 1916.

Found guilty, 5 January 1917, of neglect of duty while on line guard, failing to awaken the next relief at the proper time: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to ICC Field Ambulance, El Arish, 4 February 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 February 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 10 February 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 16 February 1917; discharged to ICC Details, Abbassia, 15 April 1917.

Found guilty, 19 April 1917, of when on Active Service abusive language to a NCO: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2; found not guilty of charge of being drunk. To detention to undergo sentence, 19 April 1917. Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 21 April 1917 (injured left hand); discharged to ICC Details, 1 May 1917. Taken on strength, No 4 Company, ICC, Ferry Post, 18 May 1917.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 22 June 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 June 1917; discharged to ICC Details, 4 July 1917. Readmitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 11 July 1917; transferred to Port Said Rest Camp, 2 November 1917 (chronic bronchitis).

Found guilty, 8 November 1917, of when on Active Service (1) absent from Camp from 2030, 7 November, to 0305, 8 November 1917 (2) out of bounds contrary to Base Standing Orders: awarded 7 days'confined to barracks, deprived of 7 days' pay, forfeited 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917 (chronic bronchitis); disembarked Sydney (date not recorded); discharged, 27 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALDWIN Reginald George

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