Bald John

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Type of person Individual

Principal occupation Soldier

John Bald

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Service Number: 1632

Enlisted: 9 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia

Last Rank: Private

Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion

Born: Templers, South Australia, 16 April 1877

Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia

Occupation: Labourer

Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 1 September 1943, aged 66 years,

World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia

11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1632, 50th Infantry Battalion

11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1632, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

21 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

50 Battalion Rank - Private

29 July 1916 - Fined 14 days full pay for using insolent and obscene language to a superior officer

14 August 1916 - Wounded in action - gunshot wounds to the head and shoulder

28 January 1917 - Rejoined unit from wounding

7 June 1917 - Wounded in action - gunshot wound to the back

24 October 1917 - Rejoined unit from wounding.

28 October 1917 - AWOL. Fined 1 day full pay

19 June 1919 - Embarked Miltiades at Plymouth, England for Australia

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Robert and Anne Bald (nee Stott) of Templers, South Australia. Brother of Isabella Ann Mulroney, Murray Street, Gawler, South Australia


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