Ernest BAKER

BAKER, Ernest

Service Number: 2566
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 25 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2566, Enlisted at Melbourne
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 2566, 7th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 2566, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Annie Baker of 13 Bennie Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Brother of Raymond Sylvanus Baker MM who returned to Australia on 5 January 1919 having served with the 22nd  Battalion

In October 1917 he was recommended for the Military Medal on two occasions but neither were awarded. On 28 January 1918 he was awarded a Congratulatory Citation for his Conspicuous Service

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