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Charles Albert BAKER

Regimental number4336
Place of birthBandarra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChauffeur
AddressBelmore Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Pearl Constance Baker, Belmore Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military service2 years, 6th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Kate Agnes Baker. Native of New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 August 1915.

Transferred to 4th Artillery Division, tel-el-Kebir, 27 February 1916; taken on strength, 21st Howitzer Brigade and posted to 103rd Battery, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, France, 15 May 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 22 June 1916 (injury to right foot); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 June 1916; to Ambulance Train, 25 June 1916; to England; to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol (fractured metatarsus), 28 June 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 July 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 26 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 28 August 1916; granted furlough, 29 August 1916; returned from furlough to No 1 Command Depot, 13 September 1916.

Marched out to Administrative Headquarters, 20 September 1916.

Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Boyton, 26 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 28 February 1917.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 26 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 6 September 1917; marched out to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 8 September 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 12 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 November 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train No 15, 17 November 1917; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France, 18 November 1917 (debility); to 46th Stationary Hospital, 20 November 1917; to England, 12 January 1918 (bronchitis); to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 12 January 1918; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 January 1918 (non veneral disease related); discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 1 February 1918.

Attached to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, for duty, 16 June 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 24 September 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 18 October 1918; marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 1 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 February 1919; discharged, 16 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 April 1920
Age at death32
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Church of England Section, Row H, Grave No. 142), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Charles Albert

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