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Henry Percy BAKER

Regimental number2864
Place of birthClonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Normanhurst', Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 9.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Baker, 'Normanhurst', Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2864A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date18 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kabir, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 April 1916 (aortic disease); to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 8 April 1916 (debility and pre-senility); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 April 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 18 April 1916 (arteriosclerosis).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Itonus', from Suez, 10 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 15 July 1916; discharged, 18 August 1916 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Henry Percy

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