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Edgar Alexander BAXTER

Regimental number5332
Place of birthLondon, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address48 Walter Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Baxter, 48 Walter Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceJoined Middlesex Militia (Hounslow), 27 April 1892, aged 17.10. Served 7 years in the Royal Artillery, 5 years in the Reserve. Also served in India. Reg. No: 95995. Also served in the South African War.
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 December 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death4 December 1916
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialSever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 10), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Laura BAXTER, husband of Emily Rosanna BAXTER, 108 Denison Road, Lewisham, New South Wales. Native of Knightsbridge, London, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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