|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, H P Baker, Boundary Street, Little Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Company|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres, 26 July 1916.
Work at Lihons on 12 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'In the attack on LIHONS on 10th August 1918 Private BARKER took his gun forward to a most exposed position through heavy Machine Gun fire to the left flank of the 5th Australian Infantry Battalion which was encountering violent opposition. By his splendid courage in moving his gun forward regardless of personal safety, and bringing it into action, he materially assisted in consolidating the position and inflicting many cadsualties in the counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|