The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Baker


Private John BAKER, G/18647,  7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly G/42120, Royal Fusiliers),   killed in action, Flanders, France,  18th November 1916, age 38.

Born 15th March 1878, Harpole, Northampton, son of William and Harriett Baker, of Harpole, Northampton. Educated Harpole, Northampton.

5th September 1912, Harpole Church, married Mary Ellen Bollon, Harpole, Northampton / 64, Moat Road, Harryville, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Enlisted Northampton, age 37, height 5ft ??, formerly gardener. Resided Harpole, Northampton.

Home 3rd December 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

Enlisted 3rd December 1915 into Royal Fusiliers; 3rd December 1915, to Army Reserve; 15th June 1916, mobilized; 16th June 1916 posted Royal Fusliers; 1st September 1916, transferred to Training Reserve & posted 22nd Battalion; 4th October 1916, posted BEF & transferred to 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

18th June 1917, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow.

11th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mary E Baker, 64, Moat Road, Harryville, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Commemorated at Thiepval  Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

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