William John BAULCH


BAULCH, William John

Service Number: 2566
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nerranda, Vic., 1880
Home Town: Lexton, Pyrenees, Victoria
Schooling: Shirley School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 December 1916
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
II F 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boys of the Shirley School Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2566, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2566, 23rd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2566, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
1 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2566, 58th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Mary BAULCH, Ballarat Road, Lexton, Victoria

BAULCH.- In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private William John Baulch, who died of wounds on 1st December, 1916, at the Somme, in France, a good, kind, and faithful son and brother, aged 37½ years. How we miss him no tongue can tell. Always thoughtful and kind, liked by all. His merry laugh won him many friends on the battle-field. May we all so live to meet him by and by.
—(Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother, brothers, and sisters, Ballarat road, Lexton.

BAULCH.- In loving memory of Private W. J. Baulch, late of Lexton, who gave his life for home and country, December 1, 1916, best mate of our late dear brother, Gren. G. S.  Naylor. He fell in field of battle, Struck down by a passing shell; He was carried in by his comrades, And his mate who loved him so well.

—(Inserted by his sincere friends, Mrs. and Mr. J. McErvale, Camperdown.)