Ernest Peter BAKER

BAKER, Ernest Peter

Service Number: V74162
Enlisted: 23 August 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: General / Motor Transport Company/ies
Born: Bittern, Victoria, Australia, 22 September 1915
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Radio Technician
Died: Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 14 May 2004, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

23 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V74162, General / Motor Transport Company/ies
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V74162, General / Motor Transport Company/ies

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Ernest was the eldest of seven children of Thomas Peter Baker (b1882 in Batesford, Victoria) and Gertrude Ethel Wilson (b1895 in Tyabbm Victoria). Thomas - a Farmer - and Gertrude married in 1915 in Hastings, Victoria. Thomas and Gertrude moved to Frankston, Victoria in the early 1920s, where Thomas was a Labourer.

Ernest was a Radio Technician in Frankston, Victoria when he enlisted with the Militia in February 1935. He was a Private (Service No:132160) with 46th Battalion when he was Discharged in January 1937.

In 1940 Ernest was working as a Radio Mechanic and living in Orbost, Victoria when he enlisted with the ACMF (Private; Service No:V74162), and in 1941 he married Dorothy Jean Bilson (b1921 in Drouin, Victoria). Ernest and Dorothy settled in Orbost, Victoria where Ernest was a Radio Mechanic. In the early 1970s they relocated to Bairnsdale, Victoria where Ernest worked as an Electrician. Ernest died in 2004 and Dorothy in 2011.

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