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Edward George Raymond BAKER

Regimental number19248
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Mrs Leonard, 30 Polding Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, E Baker, 57 Stroude Green Road, London North, England
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWarren, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 June 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'Gunner BAKER on 7th June, 1917, at PLOEGSTEERT, was in charge of a party of Battery Signallers with a Forward Observing Officer. Gunner BAKER showed great coolness and skill throughout, and although wounded by shell fire, remained on duty during the day working skillfully and at great personal risk in order to maintain communications. He brought his party in safely and has remained on duty since that day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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