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Henry Squire BAKER

Regimental number1903
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
SchoolStone Hut Public School, nr Laura, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressStone Hut, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Thomas Baker, Stone Hut, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Date of death10 August 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, Harbonnieres (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
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 connectionsBrothers: 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.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Henry Squire

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