Surname: Bayliss
Christian Names: Christopher John Cha
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Bilambil Heights
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 0
Completion of service: 0
Case Notes:

Christopher John Charles Bayliss  -  of Bilambil Heights, New South Wales -  Liar, cheat, and fraud

According to Christopher Bayliss, he wears Vietnam Medals because he almost went to Vietnam with 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, (2RAR) but, just as they were going to board HMAS Sydney the then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam cancelled their journey.

Above we see Bayliss in full ANZAC Day mode with a beer and a cigarette at the local Returned Services League (RSL) Club. Bayliss has been playing out his fantasies since well before 1985. See below, him marching on ANZAC Day 1985.

On the basis of information received, and a cursory check of historic documents we decided to open a case file to establish his true military history by requesting a Defence Service File. To our surprise, he has none. Here is what archival authorities had to say about the matter:

Dear xxxxxxxx 

Thank you for your enquiry regarding Christopher George BAYLISS.

Post World War II Army records are held by the Central Army Records Office (CARO), Department of Defence. They have advised us that they were unable to locate a record for this individual based on the following information:

Name: Christopher George BAYLISS
Date of birth:
Service number:
Period of service: form 1972?

Yours sincerely,


Reference Officer
National Reference Service”

An ANZMI investigator phoned Bayliss and requested information about his service, and the mystery of not having a Service File, Bayliss was eager to relate his very exciting story. He said.

After he served he was visited by “Army Officials” and told that his file has been confiscated to stop him talking about his Intelligence Corps brother who served before he did. The “Army Officials”  told him that if he divulged any information they would interfere in his life and stop his Social Security payments. The reason behind the threat, was that his brother had committed suicide by shooting himself with a “Sten” gun during a mysterious Intelligence Corps  “Code of Conduct” course at Canungra Queensland and that he was banned from ever speaking about it” 

It is strange that he didn't hesitate to speak to the investigator about it?

The investigator told Bayliss that in the Australian Army “Sten” guns were rare and he said. “Well his brother had one” 

Any man with the audacity to spin such a stupid yarn deserves his story to be told on our web site

Bayliss is a long term offender, who has told many people that he served in the Royal Australian Army medical Corps in Vietnam, and we hold a Statutory Declaration from a first hand witness.

During his ridiculous story to the ANZMI Investigator about the removal of his Service File, he said that “he didn’t actually go to Vietnam he was ready to board ship but the then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam cancelled his trip”.

Bayliss was asked, "Where did the medals come from"?  His response “They arrived in the mail”.

Bayliss has been known for more than Twenty Eight years to be falsely claiming to be a Returned Vietnam Veteran and wearing medals he did not earn.   He is a devious lying, cheating wannabe who deserves to be expelled from the presence of genuine veterans.

It is difficult to understand how this less than erudite man has fooled so many people for so long. In fact, a person helping us with our enquiries has suffered castigation from other veterans for suggesting that Bayliss is a liar and a wannabe.

We urge those who require assistance to establish the bona fides of any person suspected of being a wannabe to contact us and we will sort it out quickly and quietly.

Bayliss is now comprehensively exposed and we trust that those who have aided and abetted him over the years are thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

Previous to this entry a few people from the Gold Coast region of Australia suspected Bayliss of being a fraud, now, by this exposure the whole world know that Bayliss is a low down liar, medals cheat and wannabe who has committed crimes by falsely claiming to be a returned veteran


At the appropriate time we alerted the media and the State Police to Bayliss’s behaviour, the Media have acted decisively (see report below) and we believe that State Police are gathering evidence to place Bayliss before a Magistrate. Below is a front page article from the Gold Coast Bulletin dated 20th June 2013.


This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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