Ernest Cooper BAINES

Regimental number1881
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWard Court, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Jane Baines, Ward Court, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military servicenil
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Date of death6 January 1920
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNorth Road Cemetery (34. 4651-4652.), Adelaide, South Australia
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.' Parents: Horace (deceased), Grace Jane Baines
Discharge date7 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 27th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 14 January 1916, and transferred same day to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh (myopia); discharged to duty, 19 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Ismailia, 20 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Transferred to 7th Field Ambulance, 22 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 January 1917 (bomb wound, right cheek); admitted to 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 30 January 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train No 21, 31 January 1917, and admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 1 February 1917; transferred to England, 4 February 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 5 February 1917 (fractured mandible: slight); trasferred to York Place, 16 February 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 April 1917.

Attached to 16th Field Company Engineers, 23 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 November 1917.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed: pyrexia); discharged to duty, 27 May 1918.

Transferred to 7th Field Ambulance, 19 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 4 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 November 1918.

Admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 15 December 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to England, 21 December 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 22 December 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 January 1919 (influenza); discharged on furlough, 10 January 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 7 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAINES Ernest Cooper