Edgar BAYNES MID

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BAYNES, Edgar

Service Number: 2282
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Enlisted at Toowoomba
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hampstead, London, England, 1881
Home Town: Pittsworth, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Shirley House, Old Charlton, Blackheath, England
Occupation: Motor Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 3 Headstone inscription reads: Life not ended but radiantly continued
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2282, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Toowoomba
25 Sep 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 2282, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Sep 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 2282, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
5 May 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Awarded MID twice. Mention in Despatches Awarded, and gazetted, London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 29251 on 5 August 1915; Commonwealth Gazette, No. 133 on 28 October 1915. Mention in Despatches Awarded, and promulgated, London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 on 28 January 1916; Commonwealth Gazette, No. 44, on 6 April 1916.
26 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , In the field
10 Aug 1915: Involvement Bombardier, SN 2282, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 years

Son of Frederick and Cornelia Baynes of 13 Kensington Court Mansion, London, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal