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Ernest John BAKER

Regimental number2942
Place of birthKingsbridge, Devon, England
SchoolKingsbridge Public School, Devon, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPinnacle Station, Glen Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Gladys Baker, Hotel Metropole, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 12 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Australian Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingJordan Valley, Palestine
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 31), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Elizabeth BAKER, husband of Gladys M. BAKER, Leumeah, Campbelltown, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Marched out to 2nd Light Horse Traning Regiment, 21 November 1916 from Isolation Camp, Moascar.

To School of Instruction, Moascar, 15 April 1917; attended Hotchkiss Course, passed as Gunner; rejoined unit, 25 April 1917.

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 20 May 1917; taken on strength, 15 May 1917.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 9 January 1918; rejoined unit, Wadi Kanein, 20 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 March 1918; admitted to Australian Camel Field Ambulance, 28 March 1918 (gun shot wound, stomach); died of wounds, 29 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Ernest John

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