Service Number: 744
Enlisted: 4 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 17 October 1889
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Mitcham Public School
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, At sea (HS Sicilia), 2 July 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At Sea HS Scicillia, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Sturt Football Club WW1 Honour Roll, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, 12th Infantry Battalion, Morphettville, South Australia
17 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 744, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 744, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
2 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 744, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli


Pte. Percy Harold BAULDERSTONE, 744, 12Bn.,AIF, DOW

Pte. Raymond Roy PALMER, 433, 10Bn.,AIF, KIA

Pte. Thomas George William PALMER, 677, 10Bn.,AIF, KIA

Cpl. John Lloyd PIKE, 5054, 27Bn.,AIF

we’re all Greatgrandsons of William PIKE, who came to South Australia in 1852.


The Advertiser Tuesday 07 September 1915 page 9

In the 55th casualty list, published on July 22, appeared the name of Private P.H. Baulderstone, a resident of Fullarton and a member of the Sturt football team, as having died of wounds. The date of his death was not given, but it was understood to have taken place about the end of June. The following letter, dated June 20, has been received from a soldier in the front by Private Baulderstone's father:- "Owing to the rumours in Australia regarding the wounded, we thought we would write and let you know the nature, of your son's (Percy) wound. He was assisting in carrying in the wounded from the front of our trench, and was wounded in the leg. Corporal Coleman,who is in charge of our section, and myself have just interviewed the doctor, and he told us, although the wound will take a couple of months to heal, there is absolutely no danger. I told Perc I would write you this letter and let you know full details. The whole company are very sorry to lose Perc for the time being, as he was a great favourite with all the boys."

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Son of Thomas BAULDERSTONE and Emily nee PALMER

Mother, Emily Pike Baulderstone, Fullarton Road, Fullarton, South Australia

Australian Rules Footballer for Sturt Football Club

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