- 20 March 1865
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
- 26 September 1958
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Bayldon was born at Leeds, England, and came to Australia in 1889, working as a freelance journalist in Brisbane as well as in an eclectic range of other occupations, from swagman and rouseabout to tea-merchant and phrenologist. He published two volumes of verse in England before arriving in Australia, and throughout the 1890s became a key poetry contributor and critic for the Bulletin. His poems were also published in several collections, including The Western Track and Other Verses (1905) and The Eagles (1921) and a collection of short stories, The Tragedy behind the Curtain and Other Stories, was published in 1910. His only known novel was never published. He died at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Randwick, New South Wales.