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William BAXTER

Regimental number*8385
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address7 Percy Court, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Georgina Baxter, 7 Percy Court, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery on 7th August, 1916, at SAUSAGE VALLEY. When the Battery was shelled out, BAXTER carried wounded men tosafety under heavy fire, and returning, immediately dug out two Sergeants who were buried, and helped recover the bodies of four men who were killed.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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