The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E G Baker


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Private Ernest George BAKER, 205086, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 2 General Hospital, Havre, France,  25th September 1918. 

Born Wincheap, Canterbury, Kent,

9th August 1908, Fordwich Church, married Doris Swane, spinster.

Children - Leslie Martin Baker, born 6th December 1908, Union Street, Canterbury; Grace Elizabeth Baker, born 2nd July 1912, Union Street, Canterbury; Ernest George Baker, born 21st January 1914, Zealand Terrace; Arthur Abraham Baker, born 27th March 1917, Canterbury.

1911 Census - Fordwich, Canterbury - Ernest George Baker, head, age 22, married, stoker Gas Works, employer Mr Pain, Canterbury Gas Works, born Canterbury; Doris Baker, wife, age 19, married 20 months, 1 child, housework, born Littlebourn; Frederick Adolphus Carter, relative/visitor, age 27, married stoker Royal Navy, Chatham, born Canterbury; Nellie Carter, sister, age 25, married 1 year, housework, born Littlebourn; Leslie Martin Baker, son, age 18 months, born Maidstone.

Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, age 28, weight 125lbs. Formerly stoker. Resided 25 Zealand Terrace, Wincheap, Canterbury, Kent.

Home 10th December 1915 to 13th December 1917; BEF, 14th December 1917 to 25th September 1918.

Enlisted 10th December 1915; 14th December 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 14th December 1917, disembarked Boulogne; 17th December 1917, arrived at Infantry Base Depot, Etaples and posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th December 1917, joined Battalion; 7th March 1918, wounded gas, at duty; 9th March 1918, admitted to Hospital; 12th March 1918, Boulogne Hospital; 30th March 1918, Ambergne Hospital; 18th May 1918, Etaples Infantry Base Depot, from 12 Convalescent Depot; 28th May 1918, rejoined Battalion in the Field; 2nd July 1918, wounded in action, gas; 6th July 1918, 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouens, gas poisoning; 28th July 1918, 2 Convalescent Depot; 9th September 1918, Infantry Base Depot; 18th September 1918, rejoined Battalion; 21st September 1918, wounded gas; 25th September 1918, died of gas poisoning & gangrene.

30th March 1919, the separation allowance of 31/- a week will stop from this date.

31st March 1919, pension of 33/9 a week awarded to widow and four children. Documents in support of the pension application show, marriage took place on 9th October 1909 at Fordwich and the children Leslie born 20th December 1909, Grace Elizabeth born 21st October 1912, Ernest George born 7th January 1915, Arthur Arbraham born 27th March 1917.

7th April 1919, Mrs Doris Baker now living at 6 Montefiore Cottages, Ramsgate, Kent.

Buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Div. 62. V. F. 4.  Seine-Maritime, France.

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