Walter Leonard BAXTER


BAXTER, Walter Leonard

Service Numbers: 1815, 11815
Enlisted: 13 January 1915, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Lymington, England, United Kingdom, 1893
Home Town: Pipers River, George Town, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Commemorated in the George Town Cemetery, Pipers River, Tasmania
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1815, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 11815, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
19 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 11815, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
3 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1815, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward and Margaret Baxter of Pipers River, Tasmania

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal