|Place of birth||West Brunswick, Victoria|
|Address||88 Hope Street, South Yarra, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Baines, 13 Barkley Street, West Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Battle of Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Mother died 24 June 1929.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 23 January 1916 (injury to head); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 27 January 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 2 February 1916.
Allotted to and proceeded to join, 58th Bn, 23 February 1916; taken on strength, 23 February 1916.
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 30 March 1916 (sore feet); transferred same day to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia; to 8th Field Ambulance, 31 March 1916; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Statement by 2851 Pte V.R. BAKER, 15 February 1917: 'Whilst engaged in collecting equipment etc from dead and wounded men in No Man's Land on the Fromelles Front during August 1916, I took a Pay Book showing 2560 Pte Baines C V 58th Bn from the body of a dead soldier. I could not recognise the face of the soldier as he had been deceased at least a couple of weeks, but as I knew that Pte Baines was missing, I took this body to be the body of Pte Baines.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 190205, 2851 Pte V.R. BAKER, C Company, 58th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital, Calais), 2 December 1916: 'He was killed the 19th July at Fromelles in No Man's Land. I found his body and took his pay-book out of his pocket.'
Second statement, 2758 Pte J.H. RANDALL, 58th Bn (patient, No 22 General Hospital, Etaples), 1 March 1917: 'After we had got over about 200 yards on Nomansland (sic) in the attack at Flerbaix (sic), I saw him go down from m.g. fire, which killed him instantly.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAINES Charles Vincent
Red Cross file 190205