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James BAYLISS

Regimental number4735
Place of birthNew South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNavvy
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs J Dodd, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
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 Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death41
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 8), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried in cemetery at Sailly-sur-la-Lys by Reverend W. M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAYLISS James

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