Albert BAXTER

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BAXTER, Albert

Service Number: 1229
Enlisted: 30 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Koroit, Victoria, 1872
Home Town: Whitton, Leeton, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, El Magim, Palestine, 16 May 1917
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery
Plot XX, Row F, Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1229, Liverpool, New South Wales
30 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1229, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
30 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1229, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1229, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Battles of Gaza

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Biography

"1229 Trooper Albert (Abert) Baxter, of Whitton, NSW,  (was a veteran)  of the Boer War (1899-1902), as evidenced by the ribbon of the Queens South Africa Medal above his left breast pocket. Baxter served one year with the 6th Imperial (NSW) Bushman, nine months with the Bechuanaland Rifles, and six months with the Natal Regiment... Trooper, later Corporal, Baxter was killed when his patrol was attacked by Turkish forces near El Magim in Palestine on 16 May 1917, and is buried at Gaza War Cemetery..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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