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John Robert BAKER

Regimental number2582
Place of birthNewcastle-on-Tyne, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArthur Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Baker, Arthur Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 February 1916 (pains in leg).

Admitted to hospital, France, 5 February 1917; transferred to England, 16 February 1917 (haematuria), and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked, 20 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), 12 December 1917.

War service: 2 years 119 days (of which 1 year 359 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

No Form B103 on file.
Date of death29 May 1958
Age at death70
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER John Robert

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