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Leslie BAKER

Regimental number4981
Place of birthCessnock, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
AddressWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Baker, Beckwith Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 April 1917
Place of enlistmentWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF30REIN14
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Ellen BAKER; Wife: Mary Isabel BAKER
Discharge date20 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1623 Pte Thomas Norman BAKER, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, 20 July 1917, and marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 19 November 1917; taken on strength of 30th Bn, 29 November 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 29 January 1918 (acute rheumatism); transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 29 January 1918; to England, 6 February 1918; to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 6 February 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 February 1918; discharged, 13 February 1918, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 March 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 18 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 June 1918; rejoined 30th Bn, 20 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 4 February 1919; rejoined unit, 22 February 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 5 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death23 October 1939
Age at death41
Place of burialCessnock Cemetery (Anglican, Section: 8, Row: 8, Lot: 78), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Leslie

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