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Richard BAKER

Regimental number1661
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRevesby PO, Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Baker, Revesby PO, Bankstown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen BAKER. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 21 May 1917, on charge of when in lawful custody escaping in that he at Melbourne Camp on 31.1.17 escaped from the Guard Room of 28th Bn: awarded 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argylshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 16 October 1919.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death24 July 1935
Age at death49
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Richard

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