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Charles William BAKER

Regimental number106
Place of birthCamden Town, London, England
SchoolHolmes Road Council School, Kentish Town, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Baker, 75 Castle Street, North Kentish Town London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emanuel and Charlotte Elizabeth BAKER, 11 Chesterfield Gardens, Harringay, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 20 July 1915 (influenza); embarked for Mudros, 20 July 1915; admitted to Lowland Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 20 July 1915 (scalded foot); to 15th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 5 August 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, 7 August 1915; to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 August 1915; discharged, 10 August 1915; admitted to Kephalos Hospital, Imbros, 5 October 1915 (abscess axilla); admitted to Anzac Base, Mudros, 10 December 1915; discharged to unit, 24 December 1915; rejoined 3rd Bn, Mudros, 25 December 1915; proceeded from front and disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Found guilty, Tel-el-Kebir, 31 January 1916, of breaking camp and remianing absent from 6 am, 24 January, to 9.30 pm, 29 January 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 6 days' pay.

Found guilty, 3 March 1916, of overstaying leave at Serapeum from 9.30 pm, 19 February, to 9.30 pm, 28 February 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 10 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Found guilty, France, of being absent over pass from 8.30 am, 5 June, to 1.30 am, 6 June 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2: forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Killed in action, France, 3 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Charles William

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