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James BAXTER

Regimental number6226
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address42 Lagoon Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinBrother, F Baxter, Lagoon Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Discharge date22 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Euripides', 11 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 30 October 1916.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 24 November 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 16 November, to 2.00 pm, 23 November 1916: awarded fine of 21 days' pay; forfeited total of 28 days' pay.

Found guilty at District Court Martial held at Larkhill, 12 July 1917, of being (1) absent without leave, 16 June to 18 June 1917, and (2) possessing a false pass, 18 June 1917: sentenced to 60 days' detention; forfeited total of 86 days' pay; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 October 1917.

Embarked on HT 'Ormonde' for change on return to Australia, 25 November 1917. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Melbourne, 22 February 1918 (overage, bronchitis).

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAXTER James

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