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Horace Morgan BAKER

Date of birth27 October 1876
Place of birthLeicester, England
SchoolLeicester
Other trainingSydney University (veterinary science)
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPermanent Veterinary Officer
Addressc/o Mrs Rowlandson, Church Street, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 10.5"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMrs Fanny Letitia Baker, c/o Mrs Rowlandson, Church Street, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceStaff Officer, Veterinary Services, Adelaide from April 1913.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Veterinary Officer)
Unit name3rd Infantry Brigade, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Brigade Australian Field Artillery
FateDied of disease 11 April 1916
Place of death or woundingMarseilles, France
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialMazargues Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Henry and Louisa Jane BAKER; Wife: Fannie L. BAKER, Church Street, Hunter's Hill, New South Wales
Other details

War service: embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Detached for duty, Alexandria, 25 April 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 14 October 1915 (dysentery); rejoined Transport Details, Serapeum, 11 February 1916.

Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 11 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Accidentally wounded, 6 April 1916 (scalp: slight), and admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Marseilles.

Died of lobar pneumonia, No 2 Australian General Hospital, 11 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Horace Morgan

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