Charles Arthur BAKER


BAKER, Charles Arthur

Service Number: 5791
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Forest Hill, Lewisham, South London, 1893
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds-No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 8 April 1917
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Grave-II. J. 20. Inscription IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON THE LORD GAVE & THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY , Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5791, 1st Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5791, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

1st Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 24 and the son of Charles Joslin Baker and Alice Mary Baker, of "Kelso," Barton Rd., Artarmon, New South Wales. Born in Forest Hill, a district of the London Borough of Lewisham in south east London, England

Births Sep 1893   Baker Charles Arthur Lewisham 1d 1211

Age on arrival in Australia-19

Address-Slane, Sophia Street, Crows Nest, Sydney, New South Wales
Age at embarkation-22

Next of kin-Father, Charles Joslin Baker Slane, Sophia Street, Crows Nest, Sydney, New South Wales.
Enlistment date-27 January 1916
Place of enlistment-Sydney, New South Wales

Rank on enlistment-Private

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/18/4

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916.

War service: Western Front