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Ramond Sylvanus BAKER

Regimental number2265A
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
Address33 Thomas Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Baker, 33 Thomas Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2260
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. At BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was a member of a detached post which was being heavily shelled and swept by machine gun fire. He volunteered to carry an important message to Battalion Headquarters, and succeeded in so doing in spite of the heavy fire. By this means important information came to hand hours earlier than it would otherwise have, and it proved of the highest value to the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2566 Pte Ernest BAKER, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25-26 October 1917.

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