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William Stephen BAXTER

Regimental number604
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Laura Elizabeth. Baxter, Robinson Estate, Albany, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Discharge date12 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gastritis), Perth, 12 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll. Date of enlistment (variously given as 18 February and 12 March 1915) does not tally with date of embarkation; details of embarkation are on p. 37 of NAA file.
Date of death5 July 1969
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAXTER William Stephen

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