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Douglas Raymond BAKER

Regimental number692
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMount Pleasant Road, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Edward Baker, Mount Pleasant Road, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 6 May 1917 as gunner, rendering valuable services.'
Recommendation date: 10 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 January 1920
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date13 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, first occasion (gun shot wound, left arm), 25 April 1915; second occasion (gun shot wound, right arm), 6 May 1917; third occasion (gun shot wound, chest), 4 October 1917.

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

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