Frank Leonard BALDOCK

Badge Number: 15540, Sub Branch: State

BALDOCK, Frank Leonard

Service Numbers: 3008, SX9044
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Richmond, South Australia, 23 January 1899
Home Town: Richmond (SA), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Richmond Public School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Natural Causes, Geelong, Vic., 30 March 1996, aged 97 years
Cemetery: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Beltana WW2 Roll of Honour, Plympton North Richmond Baptist Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3008, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
12 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 3008, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
12 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 3008, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Gunner, 3008

World War 2 Service

16 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SX9044
16 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX9044
16 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
26 Apr 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX9044, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
26 Apr 1943: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William John BALDOCK and Catherine Olivia nee KEATING

Frank also served as a private and cook in the army during the Second World War. He had reduced his age to be eligible.

Frank married Lorna May Coe in 1945 at St James, Victoria. (Lorna May Robinson born 1903
had married Leslie Richard Coe in 1924. Richard died in 1929).

The couple had no children.
Lorna died in Geelong, Victoria in 1991 and Frank on 30 March 1996.