|Place of birth||Kilfinane, Co Limerick, Ireland|
|Place of birth||Kilfinane, Limerick, Ireland|
|School||Christian Brothers School|
|Age on arrival in Australia||14|
|Address||Guthrie Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mrs H Baker, Guthrie Stret, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Place of enlistment||Enoggera, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Saddler|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Saddler|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Artillery Brigade|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Fought at Gallipoli, on the Somme, at Ypres, and at Baupaume. He was sent to Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt got tied of the inactivity, and volunteered to be sent to active service. He was due for Anzac furlough when he was killed.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Frankvillers, France|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Vignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 13), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Cousin: Jack WINIFRED, LH, killed at the Gallipoli landing. [This soldier cannot be identified.]|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 April 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australia General Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 November 1915; discharged to duty, Cairo, 17 November 1915. Transferred to 4th Artillery Division, Tel-el-Kebir, 27 February 1916; taken on strength of 21st Howitzer Brigade, Tel-el-Kebir, and posted to 103rd Battery, 6 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 1 April 1916; promoted to Corporal, 5 May 1916, and mustered as Saddler; taken on strength of 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 May 1916; moved out from Infantry Drafting Depot, Perham Downs, 25 February 1917. Proceeded to France under escort on SS 'Golden Eagle', 26 February 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, France, 27 February 1917; taken on strength of 1st Division Australian Field Artillery, 2 March 1917; rejoined 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 4 March 1917.
Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 28 March 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 2 February, to 9.00 pm, 2 February 1917: sentenced to have taken rank and precedence in the army from 16 October 1916.
Found guilty in the field, 3 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 10.00 pm, 18 May, to 5.00 pm, 28 May 1917: reverted to ranks at own request; forfeited total of 11 days' pay.
Found guilty in the field, 9 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 6.30 am, 3 July, to 11.30 am, 5 July 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2: forfeited total of 8 days' pay.
Proceeded on leave to England, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 10 October 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1917 (rheumatism); to Ambulance Train No 14, 5 December 1917; admitted to 57th General Hospital, 5 December 1917; transferred to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 16 December 1917 (myalgia); discharged to duty, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 29 January 1918.
Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 20 February 1918, of being absent without leave, 22 October, to 8 November 1917: sentenced to 30 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918 (gun shot wound, leg; compressed fracture).
Died of wounds, 20 May 1918. Buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, 8 miles North by Northwest of Amiens.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAKER John Thomas|