Regimental number50006
Place of birthAlvah, Banffshire, Scotland
SchoolParish School, Alvah, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia49
AddressPortland, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinSister, Miss H Baxter, Cashmore Heath, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceEnlisted at 16 in the Black Watch (42nd Royal Highlanders) and served 21.5 years. He fought in Egypt in 1882 under General Wolseley, and in the Nile Expeditionary Force in 1884-85, for which he received the Egyptian Medal with 5 Clasps and the Kedive Star, and in the South African War in which he gained 3 medals including the DCM.
Enlistment date1 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingMonbrehain, Franc
Age at death55
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Parents: William and May BAXTER. Born at Alvah, Banffshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1916
Age at death55
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 19), France