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Private J W Baker


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Private John William BAKER, G/18694, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly G/46177, Royal Fusiliers), died of wounds, (gun shot wound to the back), Flanders, France,  12th April 1918, age 36. 

Born Camberwell, SE, son of Thomas Hayward Baker and Mary Baker, of Camberwell, London.

24 April 1911, Parish Church, St John, Easling Dean, married Mabel Nadine Hutchins, of 4 Mantilla Road, Tooting Beck Common, London, SW / 6 West Terrace, Folkestone, Kent / 22 Vestry Road, Camberwell.

Children - Kenneth Hugh Baker, born 20th September 1912, Camberwell; Kenneth Hugh Baker, born 20th September 1912, Camberwell; Gwendoline Mary Baker, born 12th May 1918.

Enlisted Shoreditch, E, age 33, height 5ft 4 inches. Formerly clerk. Resided 4 Mantilla Road, Tooting Beck Common, London, SW. / "Nadine," All Saints Avenue, Margate, Kent.

5th November 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 10th February 1917; Home, 11th February 1917 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 12th April 1918.

5th November 1915, enlisted; 6th November 1915 to Army Reserve; 22nd June 1916, mobilized & posted 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 4th October 1916, embarked; 5th October, disembarked; 5th October 1916, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, posted 11th Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1916, transferred to 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th February 1917, Wimereux, admitted General Hospital, JCT toe, left foot; 11th February 1917, to England; 11th February 1917 to 8th March 1917, Military Hospital; 18th March 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th April 1917, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, embarked Folkestone; Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, joined unit in the Field; 6th February 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th March 1918, 38 Field Ambulance, wounded in action, gun shot wound back; 30th March 1918, 10 General Hospital, Rouen.

20th October 1918, separation allowance of 28/2 a week paid to this date.

21st October 1918, pension of 29/7 a week awarded to widow and three children.

21st June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mabel Nadine Baker, 65 Fitzroy Avenue, Margate, Kent; Children, Kenneth Hugh Baker, born 20th September 1912, Kenneth Hugh Baker, born 20th September 1912, Gwendoline Baker, born 12th May 1918; Mother, Jemima Mary Baker, 22 Vestry Road, Camberwell; Brothers, Edward George Baker, age 50, 26 Eastbourne Road, Brentford, David Henry Baker, age 43, 108 Salehurst Road, Crofton Park, SE4; Sisters, Annie Baker, age 51, 22 Vestry Road, Camberwell, Julia Anna Skitch, age 46, 53 Upper Tulse Hill, SW2.

Buried  at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, P. VII. M. 2A., Seine-Maritime, France.


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