The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal  J A Baker


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Lance Corporal John Alfred BAKER,  G/4994, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  France and Flanders, death presumed on or since 18th April 1915.

Born Hertford, Hertfordshire,  son of  Mrs Hester Rose, 15 City Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire. 

Next of Kin (Aunt) - Mrs Cole, 9 City Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire. 

One half brother and three half sisters.

Enlisted Faversham, Kent, age 26, height 5ft 7 inches. Resided Badlesmere Court, near Faversham, Kent. Formerly groom.

15th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th January 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 18th March 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 24th March 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th April 1915, wounded & missing.

24th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Hester Rose, 15 City Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire; Brother, William Rose, 15 City Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire; Sisters, Hetty age 22; Kate, age 20; Mary, age 16; Agnes, age 13; Louisa, age 10; Winifred, age 8; Alice, age 6,15 City Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire. 

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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