NAME Aubrey Longfield Baxter
BORN c1892
DIED c1958 Goulburn District
UNIT 15 Reinforcements 7 Regiment ALH
ENLISTED Goulburn 6 August 1915
DISCHARGED Sydney 1 July 1919

Aubrey Longfield Baxter took up a Returned Soldiers’ Special Holding No. 1920/2.  At the time of his enlistment in the AIF, he gave his occupation as farmer.

The block he took up consisting of 150 acres was in the Parish of Mulwaree, Land District of Goulburn, County of Argyle.[1]  Baxter applied for his loan on 20 August 1921 but it is not known when he settled on the block although this could possibly have been sometime around 7 November 1920 when ‘Permission was granted to fulfil residence conditions’.[2] In January 1921 a report by the CP Inspector stated he was not living on his block and nothing had been done to the land so far.  Baxter was however living close by with his brother.    Having not taken up occupation was stated as being due to the fact that, ‘Baxter was awaiting survey of the land so that he could fence it … the necessary posts were already split’.[3]

Despite, this rather slow beginning, the CP Inspector believed he would ‘get along all right as he was a practical man who knows the District’.[4]


 [1] SRNSW:  Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/7275 No. 7925] Aubrey Longfield Baxter, Application for loan 20 August 1921.

[2] Ibid, CP Inspectors Report 11 January 1921.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

Sources used to compile this entry:

State Records NSW:  Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files [12/7275 No. 7925] Aubrey Longfield Baxter.

National Archives of Australia:  B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, Aubrey Longfield Baxter.