Kenneth BAYNES

BAYNES, Kenneth

Service Number: N171075
Enlisted: 18 June 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Salvage Company
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 22 March 1916
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrical Salesman
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 July 2000, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N171075
23 Dec 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N171075
Date unknown: Involvement Private, N171075, 2nd Divisional Salvage Company

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Ken was the eldest of three children of Henry Alexander Baynes (born 1887 in Essex, England) and Virginia (Jinnie) Jones (born 1884 in Melbourne, Victoria). Henry - a Clerk in London - married Jinnie in 1915 in Melbourne, Victoria. Henry and Jinnie moved to Sydney, NSW in 1916, where Henry worked as an Insurance Inspector and Commercial Traveller.

Ken, an Electrical Salesman in Sydney, served  with the Militia as a Sapper (Service No:311493) with 3rd Fortress Coy RAE prior to enlisting with the ACMF in December 1941. He was attached to 16 Australian L of C Salvage Section when he was Discharged in December 1942. Brother Vernon (Lieutenant; Service No:NX70454), Uncle Vernon (Gunner; Service No:N230145), and cousins Vernon Roger (Bombardier; Service No:272934), and Robert (Able Seaman; Service No:24974) also served in WWII.

After the War, Ken lived in Sydney, NSW and was a Merchant and Agent. He died in 2000.