The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T E Baker


Private Thomas Edward BAKER, G/19370, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, Flanders, France,  11th June 1917. 

Formerly served, 2 years, 5561, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Enlisted Brighton, Sussex, age 40. Formerly general labourer. Resided 56 Ivory Place, Brighton, Sussex.

3rd April 1915, enlisted into Royal SussexRegiment; 9th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; 8th May 1917, posted BEF; 23rd May 1917, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion; 25th May 1917, joined Battalion; 11th June 1917, died from wounds, at 69 Field Ambulance, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

26th June 1917, Mrs Clara Baker, wife, being paid a separation allowance of 24/6 a week and an allotment of pay of 3/6 a week.

8th August 1917, Mrs Clara Baker died age 41, of cerebral hemorrhage & coma at 56 Ivory Place, Brighton, Sussex. Informant Mrs Donovan,  Sister, present at death of 6 Ivory Place, Brighton, Sussex.

14th September 1917, personal possessions, letters, clay pipe (broken), pocket book, tobacco box, fountain pen , belt sent o Mrs C Baker at 56 Ivory Place, Brighton Sussex & receipt signed by Mary Ann Apted of  6 Ivory Place, Brighton, Sussex who is the guardian of the soldiers children.

4th January 1918, the 3 children of Private T E Baker, awarded a pension of 19/7 a week.

19th April 1918, all personal possessions to be sent to Mrs Mary Ann Apted, 6 Ivory Place, Brighton, Sussex,

11th May 1918, medals to be sent to Mrs Mary Ann Apted  to be kept in trust for the deceased soldiers son Thomas Edward Baker. The should be handed to the child on attaining an age to appreciate their value.

15th March1920, Memorial Scroll sent to Mr T E Baker, c/o Mrs M A Apted, near Kings Head, Udimore, Rye, Sussex.

Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, VII. S. 11.Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

NOTE: CWGC web site shows Battalion as 8th

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