The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Baker


Private Charles BAKER, S/696, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of disease, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 26th April 1916, age 36.

Born Beckenham, Kent.

24th April 1905, St Johns Penge, married Ada Emma Taylor, spinster, of 15, Marlow Road, Anerley, London.

Previously served 8 years with 2nd West Kent Volunteer Battalion.

1911 Census - 15, Marlow Road, Anerley, SE - Charles Baker, head, age 31, married, carpenter,, born Beckenham, Kent; Ada Emma Baker, wife, age 32, married 5 years, born New Cross, Kent.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 33, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 154lbs, varicose veins in right calf. Resided Annerley, SE. Formerly joiner.

Home 10th SEptember 1914 to 9th December 1915; IEF, 10th December 1915 to 26th April 1916.

10th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force, & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, Keynham Dockyard, embarked; 8th January 1916, Ashar, disembarked; 25th March to 28th March 1916, admitted to hospital,  wounded, gun shot wound left upper arm.

13th November 1916, pension of 12/6 a week awarded for widow.

Buried at Amara War Cemetery, XX.G.2., Iraq.

NOTE from CWGC -  In 1933, all of the headstones were removed from this cemetery when it was discovered that salts in the soil were causing them to deteriorate. Instead a screen wall was erected with the names of those buried in the cemetery engraved upon it. 

*NOTE - cause of death was originally shown as Ptomaine poisoning, but amended to read Cholera.

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