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John Hennesey BAYNES

Regimental number521
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Carmen Alice Annette Baynes, Hewitt House, Godsall Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Hennesey spelt Hennessly
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous good service and devotion to duty. R.Q.M.S. BAYNES has rendered excellent and efficient service since November, 1916 and it is largely due to the energetic and efficient manner in which he handles his work that the men of the Battalion have at all times been well cared for under conditions of trench warfare, when in rest, and during recent operations for the past three months on the SOMME. During the absence of the Quartermaster, the responsibility for this Department has rested upon R.Q.M.S. BAYNES, and he as often displayed his ability to handle supply matters in any emergency.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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