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Gerald Douglas BAKER

Regimental number4731
Date of birth26 April 1892
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressMcMillan Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G T Baker, Sherbrook, McMillan Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the staff of the Bank of new South Wales, Flinders Street West, Melbourne, branch, 11 April 1909; transferred to Kyneton branch, December 1911; to Ballarat branch, December 1912; to Albury branch, 1913 (teller from April 1914).
FateDied of disease 16 May 1916
Place of death or woundingTel-el-Kebir, Egypt
Date of death16 May 1916
Place of burialTel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery (33. ), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Gerald Thomas and Katie Georgi, 'Quat Quatta', Glen Eira Road, Elstermouth, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt

Died of heatstroke.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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