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Claude Herbert BAKER

Regimental number1305
Place of birthBristol, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Baker, Market Road, Easton Bristol, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollA Corps Signals
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 December 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'He has been Orderly Room Sergeant of Australian Corps School since its inception in November, 1916 (period 16 months). His devotion to duty and meritorious service have been much to the good of the Corps. Period covered 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Discharge date7 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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