|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, Rev S J Baker, Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Warrant Officer (Class I)|
|Unit name||Convalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/84/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'During the advance on 18th September, 1918, near Le Verguier, north of St. Quentin, he acted as right guide tohis battalion, and despite the great difficulties aused by fog and uncut wire and heavy machine gun and artillery fire, carried out his duties in a most gallant and skilful manner. On reaching the first objective he went ahead to reconnoitre, and located a large party of the enemy. He threw bombs at them and twenty surrendered. These he brought back with him, and then got together a party of men and again attacked the enemy, taking further prisoners. At the first objective he had received a painful wound in the leg, but carried on right to the final obejective. He behaved splendidly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|