William Robert Samuel BAKER

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BAKER, William Robert Samuel

Service Number: WX8682
Enlisted: 23 October 1940, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Esperance, Western Australia, 27 April 1919
Home Town: Norseman, Dundas, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bagger
Died: Died at sea (POW of Japan - Rakuyo Maru), South China Sea, 12 September 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Labuan Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN WX8682
23 Oct 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX8682, Claremont, Western Australia
7 Mar 1942: Imprisoned Battle of Java
12 Sep 1944: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX8682, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion, Prisoners of War

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