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William Henry BALDWIN

Regimental number16115
Date of birth30 August 1894
Place of birthFingal, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressFingal, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Baldwin, Fingal, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 14, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death11 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Fingal Cemetery, Tasmania. Verse on headstone reads: 'You sleep on the blood stained fields of France/ My gallant son so brave;/ No loving hands may place a wreath/ upon your unknown grave;/ Though I am far away, dear Will/ And your grave I cannot see,/ I am always thinking of you/ As you used to think of me. Inserted by his sorrowing Mother Sarah Ann Baldwin.' Parents: Henry James (b. USA, 2 October 1830; d. 8 January 1908; bu. Fingal Cemetery) and Sarah Ann BALDWIN, Fingal, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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