William Harold BAKER

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BAKER, William Harold

Service Number: 3011
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 11 June 1897
Home Town: Wayville, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 5 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3011, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3011, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3011, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3011, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Son of Charles Andrew BAKER and Sarah Jane nee JUDGE 

"THE LATE PRIVATE W. H. BAKER.

Mr C. A. Baker, of Rose-terrace, Wayville, has received news from the Defence Department that his son Private William Harold Baker, was killed in France on August 4. He was born at Adelaide on June 11, 1897. He was educated at Sturt-street school, and was a regular attendant at St Luke's Sunday-school. He enlisted in July, 1915, and left for Egypt in January 1916. He spent his 19th birthday in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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