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Joseph BAXTER

Regimental number410
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressPark Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Baxter, Park Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 17/8/15. Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 9/7/16.
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1918
Date of death16 September 1918
Age at death24
Place of burialCerisy-Cailly French National Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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