Douglas Alfred BAKER

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BAKER, Douglas Alfred

Service Number: 43555
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 13 November 1942
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Instructor (mortar)
Died: Jumping Jack Landmine (beside APC on scout), Ba Ria-Vung Tau, South Vietnam, 25 February 1970, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
Section RSL; Niche 18, Row H
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Korea & Vietnam Honour Roll
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19 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army, Sergeant, SN 43555, 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)

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Biography

43555 Sergeant Douglas Alfred Baker Age 27 from Moonta SA.

8th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Baker was killed when an enemy mine exploded at ground level during an operation
in Phuoc Tuy in the mid-morning of 25th February 1970.

buried by Reverend Penna

 

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  1/7/2015.  Lest we forget.