Arthur Gordon BALDERSON

BALDERSON, Arthur Gordon

Service Number: 1319
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, St Kilda, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 10 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot I, Row B, Grave 8, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, St Kilda, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, 1319, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, 1319, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 1319, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Husband of Amy Eliza Marie Balderson, 254 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria

Son of Harriet Balderson of Argyle Avenue, Chelsea who wrote:-  To the Department of Defence requesting that his wife receive no payment, because "deserted him 2 years and 8 months prior to War". She also stated that he was "only 18 years and 11 days old when married and his wife was a wayward person". She also stated that prior to the war he had met with a solicitor to arrange for a divorce, but had put this aside due to the excitement of war

Brother of 1909 John Balderson, killed in action, Gallipoli.