Rollo Clement BAKER

Badge Number: 2228, Sub Branch: St.morris
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BAKER, Rollo Clement

Service Numbers: 6842, S69794
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Yorketown, South Australia, 31 March 1890
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Warehouseman/Commercial traveller
Died: Natural causes (acute pulmonary oedema, emphysema, etc), Adelaide, South Australia, 25 November 1963, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Payneham Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club Pictorial Honour Board Great War
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6842, 8th Field Ambulance, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6842, 8th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 6842, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
2 Nov 1917: Wounded 2nd Passchendaele , Gassed
15 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6842, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

World War 2 Service

5 Jun 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S69794, 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Jun 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S69794, 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
17 Sep 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S69794, 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography

Son of Edwin Henry BAKER and Rosina nee GREGOR

"...6842 Driver Rollo Clement Baker, 8th Field Ambulance who was a 25 year old commercial traveller from Yorketown, South Australia when he enlisted on 21 June 1915. He embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 10 November 1915 aboard HMAT Ascanius. After serving in the Middle East with the 15th Field Ambulance, he went on to serve on the Western Front with the 12th Field Artillery Brigade. He was gassed in Belgium on 2 November 1917 and evacuated to England for medical treatment and then later evacuated to Australia, arriving on 22 January 1919. During the Second World War, he served as a Private with 3 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps from 5 June 1942 until 17 September 1944..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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