Roy George BAYNES

BAYNES, Roy George

Service Number: 481
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 31 July 1892
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Shunter
Died: Daw Park, Adelaide, 9 October 1948, aged 56 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: KO, Road: 18, Site No: 14
Memorials: Burra District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 481, 10th Infantry Battalion
6 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Son of late John BANYES and Emily IVEY fmly BAYNES nee BENNETT

Enlisted as an original member of the 10th Battalion AIF on 24 August 1914 and embarked aboard HMAT Ascanius as a sergeant on 20 October 1914 was wounded at Gallipoli in May 1915 but returned to duty. Transferred to 50th Battalion and was wounded twice in France.  Returned to Australia as a Captain, 23 January 1918  medically unfit.

His brother 479 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Ambrose Harry Baynes aslof of the  50th Battalion returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.

 

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