Thomas Latham (Tom) BAILLIEU DFC

BAILLIEU, Thomas Latham

Service Numbers: 34076, 260990
Enlisted: 30 August 1916
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
Born: Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 April 1898
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Alexandria Headland, Queensland, Australia , 30 January 1978, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34076, Reinforcements WW1
11 May 1917: Embarked Gunner, SN 34076, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
11 May 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 34076, Field Artillery Brigades
3 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Cadet, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
7 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
9 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
11 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, GSW to left scapula
18 Jan 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
4 Mar 1919: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross, The Battle of Amiens, On a recent reconnaissance this Officer, owing to low visibility, was compelled to descent to a height of from 20 to 100 feet in order to locate our troops; this he succeeded in doing, and, after flying for an hour and a half at this low altitude, he returned with an accurate report of the situation in that area. Returning a few hours later, he obtained further information regarding the line in that locality, though exposed toheavy machine gun fire.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31 Date: 4 March 1919
9 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 3rd MD

World War 2 Service

29 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Air Force , Flying Officer, SN 260990, Called up under AFR
1 Oct 1940: Promoted Royal Air Force , Flight Lieutenant
1 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Air Force , Squadron Leader, Acting Wing Commander, 21/6/1942 - 6/12/1943
1 Jul 1947: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 260990, Royal Australian Air Force
Date unknown: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 260990

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