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Tom Latham BAILLIEU

Regimental number34076
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
Address'Heathfield', Kooyong Road, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Lawrence, Baillieu, Collins House, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date30 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Rollnig
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross


Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Flying Cross

'On a recent reconnaissance this Officer, owing to low visibility, was compelled to descent to a height of from 20 to 100 feet in order to locate our troops; this he succeeded in doing, and, after flying for an hour and a half at this low altitude, he returned with an accurate report of the situation in that area. Returning a few hours later, he obtained further information regarding the line in that locality, though exposed toheavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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