John McDonald BAILLIE


BAILLIE, John McDonald

Service Number: 400
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rogart , Sutherland, Scotland. , date not yet discovered
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, Armentières, France, 8 January 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Grave IV. C. 36. Personal Inscription A BRITISH GENTLEMAN
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 May 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 400, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Embarked Sergeant, SN 400, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 48 and the son of  John and Jean Baillie; husband of  E Baillie of Johnstone Street, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.

Emigrated to Australia aged 20.
Enlisted: 11.1.16 Melbourne, Australia
Formerly served in 34th Fortress Company, (Royal) Engineers and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Remembered  on the Rogart War Memorial.

Rogart (Scottish Gaelic: Raoghard, meaning "great enclosed field" is a small village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland.

It was originally a scattered crofting village, until the opening of the Rogart railway station at Pittentrail 1 1⁄2 miles to the southeast. A newer industrial village grew after the arrival of the railway in 1886, with the older village remaining.

The village of Golspie is 9 miles east of Rogart.