Earnest Baulch

Baulch-Earnest-(1)Name       Earnest Baulch

 Number    Private 5339

Battalion   60th Battalion

Place of Birth Macarthur Victoria

 Next of Kin His wife Florence Baulch

Date and place of enlistment   Brunswick 21/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 31 years 5 months, 163 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Builders labourer

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 26/9/1917 at Polygon Wood

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at the Oxford Road Cemetery Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his wife lived in the Dumbalk/Dollar area in 1914

 Military History

  • 21/2/16 He enlisted in Brunswick
  • 4/4/1916 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
  • 12/5/1916 He disembarked Egypt
  • 24/5/19 16 He was allotted to the 59th Battalion
  • 21/6/1916 He embarked Alexandria
  • 30/6/1916 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/8/1916 He was appointed an acting sergeant at Etaples
  • 7/10/1916 He reverted to Corporal
  • 7/4/1917 He reverted to Private
  • 13/4/1917 He transferred to the 60th Battalion
  • 3/8/1917 He went to England on leave
  • 14/9/1917 He returned from leave
  • 5/10/1917 He was killed in action
  • At the time of his death Florence was living in Maryborough
  • He left everything to Florence in his will written on 5/6/1917
  • 27/9/1922 Florence received his plaque


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