|Place of birth||Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Five Dock Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||91 Salisbury Road, Stanmore, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Arthur John Baldwin, 91 Salisbury Road, Stanmore, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||31st Infantry; Served as a Sergeant in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Paddington, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||1st Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/20/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Company Engineers|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Silver Star 2nd Class
Meritorious Service Medal
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Polygon Wood, Belgium|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Tyne Cot Cemetery, (Plot XLII, Row F, Grave No. 21), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Arthur John and Kate BALDWIN, 'Franklyn', Waterview Street, Five Dock, New South Wales.|
Cross of Karageorge - 2nd Class (with swords (Serbia)
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1377 Sapper Harry Franklin BALDWIN, 1st Field Company Engineers, died of wounds, 2 February 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 3 March 1915.
Promoted 2nd Corporal, Gallipoli, 25 May 1915.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 5 July 1915 (influenza); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 July 1915; to Fleetsweeper, 5 July 1915; landed at Malta, 18 July 1915; transferred to All Saint's Convalescent Camp, Malta, 27 July 1915; to Overseas Training Base, Mustapha, Egypt, 23 August 1915; embarked Alexandria for the front, 30 August 1915; rejoined unit, Anzac, 9 September 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
To be Temporary Sergeant, France, 27 May 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, 1 June 1916.
Awarded Silver Star 2nd Class by the King of Serbia in recognition of distinguished services during the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Campaign, 3 September 1916.
Granted furlough to the United Kingdom, 14 December 1916; rejoined unit, 30 December 1916.
To be Acting Company Sergeant Major, 9 January 1917; reverted to rank of Sergeant on return of Company Sergeant Major, 9 March 1917.
Awarded Cross of Karageorge 2nd Class with swords by King of Serbia.
On leave to Paris, 14 June 1917; rejoined unit, 21 June 1917.
Missing believed killed, Belgium, 21 September 1917; reported killed in action, 21 September 1917 [2155 Sapper R.C.W. Brown, 1st Field Company Engineers, stated that Sergeant Baldwin was cut off from the remainder of his party during a counter attack at Glencourse Wood on 22 September 1917. He returned the following morning and saw Baldwin lying dead 'just to the right of Clapham Junction corner', he had apparently been hit in the right hand and head by a shell. This was clarified by 2215 Sapper A Wright].
Statement, Red Cross File No 0200904F, 196 F.T. MEADE, 13 November 1917: 'Baldwin was a Sgt. and Hamilton (76 J.M. HAMILTON] a Cpl. The same shell killed both. It was at Lone House Hooge and the date Sept. 21. I was with them in a party widening and deepening a sap from the supports to the front line - it ran through the ruins of an old house. I had just taken a wounded man away and just after I left - so I heard an hour after from Spr. Johnston - a shell came through the bank of the trench burying them. Johnston got them out but they were dead and badly injured. They must have been killed instantly. Baldwin had a pipe in his dead hand when taken out ... we intended to bury them but the barrage made it impossible. We had made the crosses - beautiful ones, but we were relieved by an English Regt. and they buried them.'
Second statement, Lt S. McConnel (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 9 November 1917: 'Both these men were killed at about 5 to 6 p.m. 21/9/17 by enemy shell on the Western side of Polygon Wood. They were buried close to where they fell.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALDWIN Arthur Alfred Baron
Red Cross File No 0200904F