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William BAILLIE

Regimental number3452
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStonemason
Address225 Harrington Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs O E Baillie, 225 Harrington Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'These three Battalion Headquarters Pioneers [BAILLIE, 530 G.F. ARMOUR, 1838 L.A. JARMAN] during the operation near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918 and on 25th April 1918 volunteered to act as stretcher bearers and worked for many hours across heavily shelled country, which was also periodically swept by intense machine gun fire. This action on their part considerably assisted in lightening the work of the regular bearers who had suffered many casualties, and showed a fine devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death12 April 1959
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery

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