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William BAKER

Regimental number290
Place of birthNew Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Address45 Lothian Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Essie Baker, 45 Lothian Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name7th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal RollINF7CC
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mentioned in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 17 June 1918

Military Cross

Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918, especially on 4 October 1917 at Ypres.
Recommendation date: "Not recorded"

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Date of death8 March 1931
Place of burialBurwood Cemetery

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