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Thomas BAYNE

Regimental number1877
Place of birthPerth Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTemora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Bayne, Rotmill, Ballinglaing, Perthshire, Scotland
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. While the battalion was in the line he worked continuously, attending to the wounded under a heavy bombardment of gas and high explosive shells. He set a splendid example to all ranks by his coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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