Wilfred John BAKER


BAKER, Wilfred John

Service Number: 1163
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dulverton, Somerset, England, 1885
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Church of England Schoo, Exton, Somerset, England
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Illness (Diphtheria), Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, 20 September 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 106 Headstone inscription reads: Day by day the voice said come enter thine eternal home at rest
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Arrived in Australia aged 26 years

Son of John and Elizabeth Baker of Brushford, Dulverton, Somerset, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Meal