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Regimental number2120
Place of birthRockdale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAda Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C.S. Baalman, Ada Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 6 months of Rifle Club.
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollRoyal Flying Corps
FateDischarged in England 16 March 1917
Discharge date16 March 1917
Other details

War service: joined 123th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 25 Septenmber 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Lowland Casualty Clearing Station, 8 October 1915; discharged to duty, 9 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 45th Bn, 3 March 1916.

Transferred to 1st Anzac Headquarters, 21 March 1916.

Embarked alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 1 May 1916.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 1 April 1916; promoted Sergeant, 1 June 1916.

Selected to attend No 1 Royal Flying Corps Officers Cadet Bn, England, 9 November 1916, with a view to subsequent commission in the RFC.

Discharged in England in consequence of being commissioned as 2nd Lt, Royal Flying Corps, with effect from 16 March 1917.

War service (AIF): 1 year 304 days.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BALLMAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAALMAN John

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