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Allan Baldwin

Alan Baldwin (s/n 1082) on his wedding day with his wife Ruby.

Alan Baldwin (s/n 1082) on his wedding day with his wife Ruby.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Baldwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1082 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 January 1887 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra New PlymouthTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 28 January 1915 AWMM Milaa-Milaa, via Cairns AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ellen Baldwin (mother), Okaiawa, Normanby, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Suvla AWMM
    • Sari Bair AWMM
    • Rumani AWMM
    • 23 December 1916 Battle of Magdhaba (23 Dec 1916 ) AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Gaza-Beersheba AWMM
    • 13 November 1917 El Mughar (13 Nov 1917) AWMM
    • Nebi Samwil AWMM
    • Jerusalem AWMM
    • 1917 Jaffa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1082 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1916 Qualified as Signalling, School of Instruction, Cairo, Egypt AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Cut 3 inches in length in front left shin AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Malaria AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gassed (Mustard) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wounds AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lbs. AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Gray AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Mid Brown AWMM
    • Chest measurement, WWI AWMM
      33 inches AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs Ellen Catherine Baldwin (nee Wilson).

    Recommended by Baldwin A. Pte 1082; 2nd LHR; Near Ogrhratina. "For excellent behaviour during reconnaissance of Oghratina. These men, with Pte Gibbs, formed a patrol. Gibbs was mortally wounded. Aspelt held enemy at bay til Baldwin lifted Gibbs on to a horse when both brought him out of action.".

    Recommended again 1-11-17 Unit 2 LHR Rank and Name Sig. Baldwin A. "Conspicuous and devotion to duty as Signaller and Messenger. He both worked his helio and carried messages continuously under heavy shell and machine gunfire throughout the fight, though he was dazed by the explosion of a shell early in the day"

    Distinguished Conduct Medal - 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 14 July at Musellabeh Salient, when all communications with regimental headquarters were cut by the enemy bombardment before the attack, he was sent out with another signaller to repair the line. The enemy then attacked and his assistant was wounded. Baldwin helped him to a place of safety, pursued by the enemy. He then reported back to the trench regimental headquarters had been forced back to, and did excellent work re-establishing communications.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135- 11/12/1919

    19.12.1915 Mudrose

    04.03.1916 T-el-K

    15.07.1916 Romani

    03.08.1918 Field Hospital

    Aspelt H. A. Pte 972 2nd LHR 26 July 1916

    06.08.1918 – Transferred to Hospital – Port Said

    Other hospitals: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – Rosemont Military; Hospital, Diamtina Hospital; Melbourne, Victoria – Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

    Name variously spelled as Alan and as Allan. He attests, with signature as Alan. Name listed as Allan by BDM AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 January 1974 AWMM
    HeidelbergVictoria AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mt Thompson Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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