Joseph Alfred Clarence LAKER


LAKER, Joseph Alfred Clarence

Service Number: 3269
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 18 July 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wood machinist
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 July 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3269, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3269, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
4 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3269, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Private J. A. Laker was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph. Laker, of 82 Morphett-street, city, and late of Goodwood Park. He left Adelaide in October last. Of a lively disposition, and well known in musical circles, his untimely death is much regretted. He was killed in action on July 4." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 05 Aug ( (