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Person Details

BALDWIN, George Peter

Memorials

Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Place of birth: Windsor, Berks
A.K.A: Peter George  
Gender: Male
Date of death: 24/04/1918
Place of death: Hangard, France
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 35
CWGC Ref: 260146
TWGPP Ref: 2811783
Address: 6 Clifton Cottages Eton Wick Road Eton Wick
Address: 22 Russell Street New Windsor

Military details

Joined: Enlisted-Oxford
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16671

Relatives

Wife Alice May BALDWIN
Mother Mary BALDWIN

Additional information

George worked as a house painter and decorator before the War.
He is buried and remembered at Hangard Wood British Cemetery France. The 6th battalion has no war diary entries for the time but date of his death marks the battle of Villers Bretonneux, a turning point in the war and the first time tanks engaged on both sides.

Resources

The Anzacs were pivotal to the successes in battle at this time and the page has details of the events of 24-25th April 1918, and its centenary, due to be commemorated in April 2018.

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