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Bertram Aulding BAKER

Regimental number740
Date of birth17 June 1894
Place of birthStirling East, South Australia
SchoolStirling East Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGelpin's Lane, Upper Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Baker, Gelpin's Lane, Upper Mitcham, South Australia
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Family/military connectionsFather: 1357A Pte Harry BAKER, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Served at Gallipoli from the landing, 25 April 1915, until the evcuation, December 1915.

Wounded in action (1) Pozieres, France; invalided to England; (2) Polygon Wood, Belgium; invalided to England;

Contracted trench fever; invalided to England; recovered.

Disembarked Australia, December 1918; discharged, January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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