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Arthur BAKER

Regimental number8807
Place of birthSt Mary's, Dublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressUnion Bank of Australia, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W B Baker, c/o Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ltd, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed with 5th Field Ambulance.
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date24 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Egypt, 11 April 1916; proceeded to Miscellaneous Reinforcements, Cairo, on SS 'Militides', 12 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 28 May 1916; transferred to No 4 Auxiliary Hopital, Cairo, 7 June 1916 (influenza); taken on strength as part of Medical Corps, No 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 24 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Karoola' to join British Expeditionary Force, 25 September 1917; moved out to No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 6 November 1916. Proceeded to France through Folkestone on 'Princess Victoria', 25 January 1917.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 27 January 1917. Transferred to 2nd Division Medical Corps, 4 January 1917; temporarily attatched for duty, 5th Field Ambulance, 5 January 1917

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 9 February 1917 (septic toe); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, Edgehill, 20 February 1917; transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 21 February 1917. Embarked Boulogne on 'Cambria' for transfer to England, 23 February 1917. Admitted to Northampton War Hopital, 23 February 1917 (frost bite abrasion, foot); discharged on furlough, 7 May 1917; marched into No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 22 May 1917. Proceeded to France from Southampton, 24 June 1917.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 27 June 1917; marched out to unit, 28 June 1917; taken on strength, 5th Field Ambulance, 30 June 1917.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 4 November 1917 (boils, left leg); transferred to 1/1 WR Field Ambulance, 8 November 1917; transferred to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 November 1917; transferred to 98th Field Ambulance, 13 November 1917. Rejoined 5th Australian Field Ambulance for duty, 16 November 1917. Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 December 1917; rejoined unit for duty, 10 December 1917.

Proceeded to Paris on leave, 14 February 1918, returned from leave, 23 February 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 13 August 1918; returned from leave, 2 September 1918.

Marched out to Australia Corps Central School, 7 January 1919. Attached for duty, 5/6/7 Field Ambulance, 24 March 1919. Marched out to Australian General Base Depot, 8 May 1919; proceeded to England for return to Australia, 13 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 14 May 1919, and marched into No 3 Group. Found Guilty, 8 June 1919, of being absent without leave from 6 June 1919, to 8 June 1919 (punishment unrecorded in file).

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 24 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Arthur

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