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Regimental number1937
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
Other NamesAndrew Gerald
BALDING, Andrew Gerald
SchoolState School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial Traveller
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Lillian Kathleen Beatrice Balding, 'Moira' Belmore Rd, Coogee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAIF
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of disease 4 February 1916
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 321, Row D, Grave No. 11), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Helen BALDING, husband of Lillian K.B. BALDING, 'Derwent', Powell Street, Coogee, New South Wales. Born at Brisbane, Queensland.
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 11 April 1917.

Transferred to 62nd Bn, England, 27 April 1917; taken on strength, 27 April 1917.

To be Temporary Sergeant, 26 May 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 18 July 1917.

Transferred to 1st Bn, 19 September 1917.

Detached for duty with Australian Army Service Corps, 3 November 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 12 November 1917; marched in, 9 December 1917.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 22 December 1917 (otitis media); died of disease, 4 February 1918 (inflamation of middle ear, inflamation of membrane of brain).

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALDING A G

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