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Private Frederick BAKER, G/18055, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 2341, Suffolk Yeomanry), killed in action, Flanders, France, 23rd March 1918.

Born Walworth, London, SE.

Next of Kin - Brother, William Baker, 55 Colegate Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 20, height 5ft 1 inch, weight 7 stone 2lbs. Formerly boot & shoe operator. Resided 7 Generals? Buildings, Bishop Bridge Road, Norwich, Norfolk. 

Home 22nd November 1915 to 26th August 1916; BEF, 27th August 1916 to 8th November 1916; Home 9th November 1916 to 13th June 1917; BEF 14th June 1917 to 23rd March 1918.

22nd November 1915, enlisted as a Trooper in 3/1 Suffolk Yeomanry; 20th June1916, failing to comply with an order, 3 days confined to Barracks; 21st June 1916, conduct contrary to good order & military discipline; 27th August 1916, posted 1/4 Suffolk Regiment; 27th August 1916, embarked Folkestone; 27th August 1916, disembarked Boulogne; 28th August 1916, arrived at Infantry base Depot; 7th September 1916, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th November 1916, Hospital Ship Western Australian, ex 5 General Hospital, Rouens, P.U.O; 9th November 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th November 1916 to 30th December 1916, admitted hospital, trench fever; 19th January 1917, posted Irish Command Depot Tipperary; 20th January 1917 to 1st June 1917, Irish Command Depot Tipperary, trench fever; 10th May 1917, Irish Command Depot Tipperary, marched 12 miles without equipment, found not to be over fatigued; 18th May 1917, Irish Command Depot Tipperary, marched 12 miles with equipment, found not to be over fatigued; 3rd June 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1917, wounded in action; 3rd August 1917, admitted 4 Stationary Hospital, Aignes; 11th August 1917, Boulogne, admitted 7 Convalescent Depot; 23rd August 1917, admitted 10 Convalescent Depot; 8th October 1917, joined 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 12th October 1917, proceeded to join Unit; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy with Battalion; 1st march 1918, returned to France with Battalion.

23rd March 1918, allotment of pay of 3/6 a week ceases.

17th February 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by Mrs E Westm foster mother - Both parents deceased; Foster Mother Emily West, 7 Generals? Buildings, Bishop Bridge Road, Norwich, Norfolk; Brothers, W Baker, Colegate Street, Norwich, H Baker, somewhere in Ireland.

19th May 1920, Statement of Relatives, completed by William Baker, brother - Brothers W Baker, age 28, 55 Colegate Street, Norwich, Norfolk. Henry Baker, age 18, No.9912, Private H Baker, Officers Quarters, Victoria Bank, Belfast, Ireland.

Commemorated at  Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France.


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