Elwyn Glyndwr BAKER

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BAKER, Elwyn Glyndwr

Service Numbers: Q202125, 435925
Enlisted: 27 January 1943, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 22 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Monmouthshire, Wales, 14 January 1920
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Training Accident, Moratai, Netherlands, East Indies, 18 July 1945, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

27 Jan 1943: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q202125, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Brisbane, Queensland
28 Jan 1943: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q202125, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
4 Nov 1943: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q202125, 3rd (Brisbane) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
5 Nov 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 435925, Brisbane, Queensland
18 Jul 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 435925, No. 22 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography

Elwyn Glyndwr BAKER was born on 14th January 1920 in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

His parents were George & Margaretta BAKER - He was married to Vera Louise BAKER of Bundaberg, Queensland

Elwyn first joined  the Australian Army on 27th January, 1943 in Brisbane with the 3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp. (Queensland) and was discharged on 25th Nov. 1943.

He then enlisted on 5th Nov. 1943 in Brisbane  with the Royal Australian Air Force - posting on death was 22 Squadron and he was a Flight Sergeant.  Service No. Q202125

Elwyn died an an aircraft accident during a non- operational test flight off the coast of Moratai & is buried in the Ambon War Cemetery,  Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia - Grave Ref. 28  D  10

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

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IN MEMORIAM PAGE

http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=3765 (www.raafdb.com)

WAR DOSSIER

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http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1063329 (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

26th June, 1945 - The Telegraph Brisbane

WAR CASUALTY

Mrs. E. G. Baker, 34 Curtis St, Bundaberg has been advissed that her husband, Flight Sergeant Elwyn G Baker lost his life on July 18 during a non operational test flight off the coast of Moratai.  He was the youngest son of Mrs. & Mrs. G Baker of Brisbane and at the time of his enlistment was employed on the staff of Mars Machine Tool Pty. Ltd. Brisbane  He leaves a baby daughter Coralie.

18th July 1949  Courier Mail Brisbane

ROLL OF HONOUR

BAKER - In loving memory of my dear Husband and Daddy . Flight sergeant Elwyn G Baker who lost his life in aircraft accident at Moratai 18th July 1945.

Always remembered by his loving wife Vera and daughter Coralie.

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