Hubert Douglas BAYLIS

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BAYLIS, Hubert Douglas

Service Number: 378
Enlisted: 11 March 1915, Swifts Creek, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Swifts Creek, Victoria, September 1895
Home Town: Swifts Creek, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Swifts Creek State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 3 March 1917
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ensay War Memorial, Swifts Creek Football Club Pictorial Honour Roll, Swifts Creek War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 378, Swifts Creek, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 378, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 378, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 378, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Feb 1917: Wounded Private, SN 378, 24th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (back)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...378 Private Hubert Douglas Baylis, 24th Battalion, of Swift's Creek, Victoria. A farmer in civilian life, Pte Baylis enlisted on 11 March 1915 and embarked on HMAT Euripides on 10 May 1915 for the Gallipoli Peninsula. His battalion was withdrawn to Alexandria, Egypt, on 10 January 1916 before relocating to Marseilles on 26 March 1916. He spent nearly six months in hospital due to illness and rejoined his unit in the Somme on 9 January 1917. Pte Baylis was wounded in action on 5 February 1917 and died of these wounds on 3 March 1917 at Rouen, France, aged 21 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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