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Leonard Henry BAKER

Regimental number2104
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolPark State School, St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address191 High Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Walter Baker, 191 High Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of meningitis.
FateDied of disease 19 April 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 38), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Walter and Minnie Maud BAKER, 35 Parramatta Road, Annadale, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 'A' Company 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915; wounded in action, Lone Pine, 6/9 August 1915; admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance Dressing Station, Lone Pine, 9 August 1915; transferred to No 3 Field Ambulance Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1915; to No 3 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 10 August 1915; proceeded to Malta, 11 August 1915 (shock); admitted to St George's Hospital, Malta, 16 August 1915; transferred to All Saint's Hospital, Malta, 19 August 1915; embarked for Egypt, 8 September 1915; taken on strength, Overseas Base Depot, Mustapha, 16 September 1915; embarked for front, 2 October 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos Island, 11 October 1915; after evacuation of Gallipoli proceeded to Alexandria, disembarking 7 January 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 February 1916 (influenza); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 February 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); to Ambulance Train No 4, 2 February 1915; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 7 February 1915 (influenza); to Chourba Military Infectious Disease Hospital, Cairo, 12 February 1915 (enteric); classified as Dangerously Ill, 7 April 1916; died of disease, 19 April 1916 (gonorrhoeal meningitis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Leonard Henry

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