As a personal touch to the day, Cpl Baylis was my mother’s cousin. He was killed in action on the 10th of November 1942, which according to the history of the 2/33 would have been at Gorari in PNG (7-11 Nov 42).
While this was going on, my father was involved in the battle of El Alamein.
Roll of Honour - Harry Skyring Baylis
Service number: QX5005
Unit: 2/33rd Battalion (Infantry)
Service: Australian Army
Date of death: 10 November 1942
Place of death: Papua
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea