Matthew BAILLIE

BAILLIE, Matthew

Service Number: 6959
Enlisted: 10 July 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallsend, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Memorials: East Brisbane War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6959, 9th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6959, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published in 2017, refer pages 165 - 167 + 261. Prior to the war he was a Grocer in Brisbane Qld. enlisted 10 July 1916 aged 24 years. Allocated to 9th Battalion, promoted by end of war to the rank of Sergeant. Survived the war and left UK for home 20 Dec 1918.

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Biography

Son of Matthew Baillie of Aberfore Street, Cessnock, New South Wales

Brother of William Baillie killed in action 15 May 1917: JohnBaillie Returned to Australia

Arthur Baillie returned to Australia 18 July 1919