|Place of birth||Euston, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Swan Hill, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Matilda Jane Bax, Balranald, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil ('evaded service)|
|Place of enlistment||Rutherglen, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Originally enlisted, 23 November 1914; Medical Officer, Broadmeadows Camp, noted, 27 February 1915: 'Bax is now medically unfit for active service on account of ... acute gonorrhoea'; discharged from the AIF.
Re-enlisted, 1 April 1915.
Embarked, Melbourne, 27 September 1915.
Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 8 November 1915 (mumps); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 November 1915 (septic hand); to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 30 January 1916 (gun shot wound, hand); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 February 1916.Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916 (3 months' change: gun shot wound, left hand).
|Miscellaneous details||See other entry for second period of service.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAX Ellis|