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Eric Sullivan BALDOCK

Regimental number2117
Date of birth--/05/1897
Place of birthBombay India
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressSands and McDougall Ltd, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinStep-Father, R G Baldock, Menzies Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCOM
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 25 January 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 11 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous devotion to duty near Grenillers-Bapaume in laying and maintaining wires, particularly at night within 300 yards of enemy position and under heavy fire.
Recommendation date: 24 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and ability in establishing and maintaining communication in spite of heavy hostile fire. Later, he supervised the laying of nearly 2 miles of wire to forward posts within 300 yards of the enemy position.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and ability in establishing and maintaining communication in spite of heavy hostile fire. Later, he supervised the laying of nearly 2 miles of wire to forward posts within 300 yards of the enemy position.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Militry Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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