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David Russell BAXTER

Regimental number21
Date of birth--/01/1885
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
SchoolHigh School and Commercial Scotland, Dunfernaline, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia29
AddressMacknade, Herbert River, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Baxter, 211 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentQuartermaster Sergaent
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollQM & HON CAPT
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion


Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

For conscientious work and marked devotion to duty.
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateDied of wounds 13 June 1918
Place of death or woundingBony, near St Quentin, France
Date of death13 June 1918
Age at death38
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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

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