|Place of birth||Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Address||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Baker, Beckwith Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||INF30REIN14|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Ellen BAKER; Wife: Mary Isabel BAKER|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1623 Pte Thomas Norman BAKER, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.|
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 MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||41|
|Place of burial||Cessnock Cemetery (Anglican, Section: 8, Row: 8, Lot: 78), New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAKER Leslie|