Thomas Alfred Bee BALDOCK

Badge Number: 4997, Sub Branch: Lockleys

BALDOCK, Thomas Alfred Bee

Service Number: 2103
Enlisted: 18 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Booleroo Centre, South Australia, 5 May 1897
Home Town: Brooklyn Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: South Australia, 4 May 1979, aged 81 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Booleroo Centre WW1 Roll of Honour, Booleroo Centre War Memorial, Gawler Council WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2103, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2103, 16th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2103, 4th Pioneer Battalion
3 May 1920: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Born 5 May 1897 in Booleroo Centre, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 604 Page: 127 District: Fro.)

Father  Edward Bee BALDOCK (b. 26/3/1848 Gawler - d. 10/8/1924 Booleroo Centre)
married  24/5/1873
Mother Harriet  (nee TRIMMING)  b. 17/10/1853 Gawler - d. 6/11/1932 Port Pirie SA)

Sister       Elizabeth Ann Bee Baldock
               (b. 18/4/1874 Manoora SA - d. 4/9/1953 Port Pirie SA)
               (m. 1892 Christopher John ALLEN b.26/12/1867 - d. 11/5/1956 Port Pirie)
               (m.o. #984 Charles Henry Allen, d.19/5/1915 Gallipoli)

Brother     William John Bee Baldock
                (b. 9/1/1976 Gawler SA - d. 4/7/1953)
                (m. 15/10/1902 in Tarcowie
                  - Sarah Ann Charlotte Willsdon b. 13/2/1877 Tarcowie - d. 7/2/1948)

Brother     George Henry Bee Baldock  (enlisted under Joseph George BEES)
                (b. 6/4/1878 Booleroo Centre - d. 27/2/1953 Sth Melbourne, VIC)
                (1.m. 4/10/1899 - Emma Eliza Catherine Nottle 
                                            b. 1880 Booleroo Centre - d. Oct 1942)
                (2.m. 1922 Victoria - Alice Annie Isabell Campbell  b. 1890)

Brother     Edward Charles Bee Baldock
                (b. 16/5/1880 SA - d. 29/5/1915 Port Pirie SA)
                (1.m. Violet Mesecke b. 1892 - d. 1/11/1966 Port Pirie SA)
                (2.m. Elizabeth Newbury b. 1880 - d. 5/12/1913 Booleroo Centre)

Sister        Harriet Emma Baldock
                (b. 15/7/1882 - d. 28/12/1965 Clare, SA)
                (m. 30/9/1901 Gustav Reinhold Maywald (b. 11/7/1875 - d. 28/3/1926)

Sister        Mary Ann Baldock
                (b. 19/9/1884 Booleroo Centre - 28/6/1962 Port Pirie)
                (m. 5/2/1902 Ernst Friedrich Maywald (b. 20/9/1871 - d. 22/2/1950 Port Pirie)

Brother     Arthur James Bee Baldock
                (b. 10/3/1887 - d. 5/9/1953 Port Pirie)
                (m. 1912 - Edith Newbury  b. 1890 - 15/5/1917 Port Pirie)               

Brother     Christopher Edward Ernest Bee Baldock
                (b. 4/7/1890 - d. 11/6/1959)
                (m. 14/12/1915 - Ada Emily White (b. 1890)

Sister        Susan Edith Baldock
                (b. 14/3/1892 Booleroo Centre - d. 7/12/1946 Laura SA)
                (m. 17/10/1911  - Wilhelm Christoph Maywald b. 25/12/1886 - d. 31/12/1977)

HIMSELF    Thomas Alfred Bee Baldock
                 (b. 5/5/1896 - d. 4/5/1976)


Next of kin in service:
Brother:      3248 Joseph George BEES
                  (actual name is GEORGE HENRY BEE BALDOCK)
                  Private in 3rd Pioneer Battalion
                  Returned to Australia 4 December 1918

Nephew:      5438 Harold Lesley Sawley - Private in 23rd Battalion
                  killed in action 3/5/1917 - no known grave
                  commemorated on Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Nephew:      452 Norman Ernest George Sawley - Private in 27th Battalion
                  died of illness 7/12/1915
                  buried in Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row b, Grave No. 35), Egypt

Nephew:      631 Henry Theodore Swanton -  Private in 32nd Battalion
                  Died of wounds 24/7/1916
                  buried in Bologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Gravbe No. 146), France

Nephew:     1338 Lionel Edward Baldock - Private 12th Battalion
                  killed in action  19/9/1917, Belgium - no known grave
                  commemorated on The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium

Nephew:     1398 Charles Henry Allen - Private 10th Battalion
                  killed in action 19/5/1915 - Gallipoli
                  buried at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli

Described on enlisting as 18 years old; single;5' 10 1/2" tall; 162 lbs;
fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; methodist.

18/3/1915      Enlisted at Keswick, South Australia
                     Commanding Officer appointed Thomas to Base Depot
                     at Oaklands Park

23/6/1915      Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT Borda A30 

30/7/1915      Taken on Strength in the field - GALLIPOLI                

21/11/1915    Promoted to Lance Corporal

30/12/1915    Disembarked ex Mudros, at Alexandria off of Ascanuis

16/3/1916      taken on strength from 16th Battalion, to 4th Pioneer Battalion
                     transferred to 4th Pioneers, Tel-El-Kebir

4/6/1916        proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
                     on board Scotian
11/6/1916      disembarked into Marseilles, France

25/6/1917      Detached for duty with 4th Brigade from 4th Pioneers
                     - as Lewis Gunner in Belgium

14/7/1917      rejoined unit from detachment in the Field

5/4/1918        Admitted and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station
7/4/1918        Gun shot wound to abdomen, in the field Belgium
9/4/1918        admitted to hospital ship
11/5/1918      Embarked for England on board HS Western Australia
11/5/1918      admitted to United Kingdom
12/5/1918      Admitted to Reading War Hospital, England

18/7/1918      Transferred to 3rd Auxillary Hospital

30/7/1918      Discharged to No.2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth

23/9/1918       Embarked on board Runic, to return to Australia
26/11/1918     disembarked into Australia

3/5/1920         discharged from service in AIF

1914-15 Star (8478); British War medal (4463); Victory medal (4423)

Married:         Lucy Victoria Horn  (b. 26/4/1896 - d. 11/10/1982)
                     cremated and placed next to Thomas in Centennial Park Cemetery)

Last lived at Brooklyn Park, South Australia.

4/5/1979        Thomas passed away
cremated in:   Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  27/2/2015.  Lest we forget.