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John Hamilton BAXTER

Regimental number5696
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolLeederville Public School, Perth, Western Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
AddressToorak, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Letty Baxter, 'Omoa', Watson Avenue, Toorak, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 22nd Company, Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces; attained the rank of Sergeant.
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21.9
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row D, Grave No. 15A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: Letitia and the late Thomas Turner BAXTER, 148 Watson Avenue, Toorak, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Toorak, Victoria.

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