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Harold BAXTER

Regimental number4730
Place of birthEssex, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressEurogna, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mrs H Baxter, 727 Romford Road, Manor Park Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of only 6 who walked the entire distance in the great march of over 300 soldiers from Gilgandra to Sydney without assistance. (Information from father)
FateKilled in Action 22 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death22 November 1916
Age at death20
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row R, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
9
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James A. and Rhoda BAXTER, "The Clarendon", Ocean Beach, Manly, New South Wales. Native of Essex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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