Edgar BALDOCK

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BALDOCK, Edgar

Service Number: 4288
Enlisted: 4 September 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Company
Born: Middle Plains, Tasmania, 7 August 1894
Home Town: Kimberley, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Kimberley State School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kimberley Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4288, 12th Infantry Battalion, Hobart, Tasmania
5 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4288, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4288, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4288, 3rd Machine Gun Company, Broodseinde Ridge

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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 b. 07 Aug 1894, d. 04 Oct  1917 killed in action in Belgium.  

1794 Pte. Herbert Baldock (/explore/people/302384) b. 04 Nov1896, d. 21 Mar 1949 in Tasmania

"Mrs H. Jones, of Kimberley, was informed on Thursday by the Rev. Best, of Sheffield, that her son, Private Edgar Baldock, had died of wounds received in France. The deepest sympathy is expressed through the district for the bereaved parents, there being two other sons serving for the Empire. Private Baldock was well-known and highly respected. He was a native of the district." - from the Launceston Daily Telegraph 27 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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