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George Frederick BAKER

Regimental number1310
Place of birthGreat Malvern, Worcestershire, England
SchoolMalvern Church of England Parochial School, Malvern, Worcs., England
Age on arrival in Australia43
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNurseryman
Address...
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rosa Baker, Fansdown Villa, Malvern, England
Previous military serviceWorcestershire Regiment (Volunteers); South African War, 1899-1902.
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary BAKER, husband of Rose BAKER, Landsowne Villa, Moorlands Road, Malvern England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915; mentioned in Divisional Orders No. 175, 10 August 1915 for gallantry and good work in connection with the taking of a Turkish trench on the night of 31 July/ 1 August 1915; admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 23 September 1915; transferred to Mudros, and embarked for England, 26 September 1915; admitted to Southmead Section, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, England, 11 October 1915 (diarrhoea); with No. 17 draft to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force [date not given]; marched into Overseas Base Depot, Ghezireh, Egypt, 14 February 1916; marched out to rejoin unit, 5 March 1916; rejoined unit, Serapeum, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Killed in action, France, 30 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER George Frederick

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