The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A J Baker


Photograph by "Andy S"

Private Albert James BAKER, G/18692, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly G/46123, Royal Fusiliers), died whilst a Prisoner of War, Flanders, France,  6th March 1918, age 27. 

Born Worthing, Sussex, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, of 1, Brunswick Cottages, Western Place, Worthing, Sussex.

1911 Census - 1, Brunswick Cottages, Worthing - Albert Baker, head, age 54, married, cellarman, wine merchants, born East Preston, Sussex; Elizabeth Baker, wife, age 49, married 24 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, born Blenworth, Hampshire; Albert Baker, son, age 20, single, gardener, born Worthing, Sussex.

Called up at Chichester, Sussex, age 25, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 140lbs. Formerly gardener.

Home 14th June 1916 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October1916 to 20th June 1917; Home, 21st June 1917 to 24th October 1917; BEF 25th October 1917 to 6th March 1918.

14th June 1916, Chichester, Medical Examination - this man should be sent to hospital at once for treatment Rediculus Pubis (crab lice).

14th June 1916, called up for Service; 16th June 1916, posted 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 4th October 1916, posted BEF; 4th October 1916, embarked; 5th October 1916, disembarked; 5th October 1916, Etaples, 39 Infantry Base Depot, posted 1th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th June 1917, 140 Field Ambulance, gun shot wound, right shoulder; 7th June 1917, 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, gun shot wound, right shoulder; 21st June 1917, transferred to England, per Hospital Ship "Brighton", ex 11 General Hospital, Camieres; 21st June 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st June 1917 to 6th July 1917, University College Hospital, gun shot wound, right shoulder; 6th July 1917 to 29th July 1917, Queen Alexandria Military Hospital, Millbank; 30th July 1917, to 8th September 1917, Summerdown Convalescent Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex; 8th September 1917, sent on furlough; 17th September 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th October 1917, posted BEF; 28th October 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 3rd November 1917, joined Battalion "A" Company, In the Field; 30th November 1917, posted missing; 22nd January 1918, Prisoner of War list; 6th March 1918, Valenciennes, died whilst a Prisoner of War, from sickness & cardiac weakness.

5th May 1919?, separation allowance of 12/6 a week to be paid to this date.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, deceased; Mother, Elizabeth Baker, age 59.

Buried at Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, I.D.7., Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium.

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