Herbert BALDOCK

BALDOCK, Herbert

Service Number: 1794
Enlisted: 30 May 1916, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kimberley, Tasmania, 4 November 1896
Home Town: Kimberley, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Kimberley State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Suicide (throat cut), Wesley Vale, Tasmania, 21 March 1949, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Latrobe General Cemetery, Tasmania
Memorials: Kimberley Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1794, Hobart, Tasmania
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1794, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1794, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Hobart
31 May 1917: Wounded Private, SN 1794, 40th Infantry Battalion, GSW (back, buttock and elbow)
17 Jan 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1794, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Three brothers at the War;

6971 Pte. Walter John Baldock (/explore/people/259716) b. 29 Jul 1890, d. 23 Aug 1918 killed in action in France.

4288 Pte. Edgar Baldock (/explore/people/51580) b. 07 Aug 1894, d. 04 Oct  1917 killed in action in Belgium.  

1794 Pte. Herbert Baldock b. 04 Nov1896, d. 21 Mar 1949 in Tasmania

"FOUND WITH THROAT CUT 

The body, of Herbert Baldock (52), married, was found near his home at Wesley Vale yesterday morning with his throat slit. A razor was found near his right hand. Baldock, a returned man of the 1914-18 war, had been in ill health for a considerable time. An inquest was opened before the Coroner (Mr. J. C. Paice), at La-trobe, and adjourned. Some time ago Baldock had found another man with his throat cut and a razor in his hand only a few yards from the spot where he died." - from the Hobart Mercury 22 Mar 1949 (nla.gov.au)

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