Douglas Alfred BAKER

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, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 25 February 1970, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
Section RSL; Niche 18, Row H, Happy Valley Cemetery, Happy Valley, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Adelaide Post Second World War Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Pooraka War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Korea & Vietnam Honour Roll, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Seymour Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

19 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, 43555, 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)
19 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, 43555

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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.