Ernest Martin BAKER

BAKER, Ernest Martin

Service Number: 2029
Enlisted: 4 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, 10 March 1896
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 February 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 16 Personal Inscription ONE THING DEATH CANNOT SEVER LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE LAST FOR EVER , Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava Port Wakefield St Albans Church Roll of Honour, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

4 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2029, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2029, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
27 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2029, 37th Infantry Battalion

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3 May 1916 – Parent sign letter of consent for to serve overseas

43 Battalion

Rank – Private

11 November 1916 – Transferred to the 37 Battalion

28 February 1917 – Wounded in action. Gunshot wound to the chest

15 April 1918 – Mother writes to Army asking for her son’s belongings

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Ernest Albert and Alice Edith Baker (nee Wyatt) of Kadina previously of Port Wakefield