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fire of his men and to observe the movements of the enemy, who were within a few yards of our trench. It was then that Sgt Baldwin was killed. He was shot through the head and death was instantaneous. The enemy were driven off and we captured a number of prisoners besides killing a great number.

This however did not compensate for the loss of your son. On numerous occasions he had shown his bravery and was decorated with the Military Medal for his magnificent work at Pozieres. I served seven months in Gallipoli and six months in France and have met some brave men but I could not find four men who were as brave as Sgt Baldwin, If he had lived he would shortly have got

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