John (Jack ) BALDWIN

Badge Number: S31574, Sub Branch: West Croydon


Service Number: 269
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Milang, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman
Died: Circumstances of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 269, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 269, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 269
Date unknown: Wounded SN 269, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Declen Love

Mr. J. Baldwin,

(Late enlisted no 269 Sgt. John Baldwin, M.M 2nd Field artillery brigade, A.I.F) Enlisted in the 3rd Light Horse regiment at Morphettvale on 27/9/1914. Served in that regiment with distintion untill voluntarily transferred to the 1st Australian Divisional Artillary on the 4th of May, 1916.

Baldwin's records in the 1st Australian Divisional Artillary indicate honourable service. He was awarded the Military Medal for "bravery in action under very heavy shell fire" in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1918.

27/9/14 Enlisted as a private in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment 

22/10/14 Embarked overseas 

10/12/14 Disembarked in Egypt

12/5/15 Landed at Gallipoli with 3rd Light Horse Regiment 

1/7/15 promoted to corporal 

8/9/15 promoted to sergeant

20/12/15 Embarked Gallipoli ( evacuation) 

29/12/15 to 4/5/16 served in Egypt in Semissi Campaign with 3rd Light Horse 

4/5/16 transferred at own requesed to 1st Divisional Artillary 

Disembarked in Australia 18/2/20

Decorations- Military medal.

conduct sheet- Clean