|Place of birth||Laura, South Australia|
|School||Stone Hut Public School, nr Laura, South Australia|
|Address||Stone Hut, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Father, William Thomas Baker, Stone Hut, Laura, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 14), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on District of Laura Roll of Honor : 'For King & Empire'(now located in Rocky River Historic & Art Society). Parents: William Thomas and Mary Ann BAKER, Stone Hut, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 13 Pte William Robert BAKER, 13th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915; 424 Pte Roy BAKER, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 8 July 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 18 March 1916 (chancre); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Serapeum, 19 March 1916 (venereal disease bubo); to 4th Hospital Train, 19 March 1916, and transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 19 March 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 27 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 3rd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria for England, 14 September 1916; marched in to No 7 Details Company, Parkhouse, 26 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 October 1916; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 19 October 1916.
Transferred to 10th Bn, 1 December 1916.
Transferred to Anzac Light Railway Company, 12 January 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 February 1917 (frost bite, foot); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 27 February 1917; to Ambulance Train No 9, 27 February 1917, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 28 February 1917; transferred to England, 2 March 1917, and admitted same day to Edmonton Military Hospital; discharged on furlough, 13 April 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 April 1917.
Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 2 May 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; rejoined 10th Bn, in the field, 7 July 1917.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 20-21 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917, and thence to Ambulance Train No 6; admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 21 September 1917; transferred to England, 26 September 1917, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 October 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; rejoined 10th Bn, in the field, 4 December 1917.
Detached to Brigade School, 20 January 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance Divisional Rest Station, 13 February 1918 (fissure in ano); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 February 1918; to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 February 1918 (haemorrhoids); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 February 1918; to 25th General Hospital, 21 February 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 23 April 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 18 June 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 57 days.
Rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 June 1918.
Killed in action, 10 August 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAKER Henry Squire|