John Andrew (Jack) BAKER

BAKER, John Andrew

Service Numbers: W30084, WX8962
Enlisted: 30 July 1940, Claremont, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Warminster, England, 21 March 1918
Home Town: East Perth, Perth Water, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Natural Causes, Queensland, 2015
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
Paradise Waters, Qld.
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

30 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, W30084, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion, Claremont, WA
25 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX8962

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Andrew BAKER and Dorothy Winifred nee BECKETT, 37 Cherriton Street, East Perth, WA

After the death of his wife 'Bonnie' he moved to live in Fiji where he managed a plantation and lived for many years.
He retired to live in Paradise Waters, Queensland ‘lived a long life’ as they say,  and died in 2015.  Jack was a member of the RSL Surfers Paradise where he was highly thought of.