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Joseph BAKER

Regimental number6954
Place of birthMooroopna, Victoria
AddressKerinja Park, Cowabbie West, Matong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.3
Height6' 1"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Baker, Kerinja Park, Cowabbie West, Matong, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 18 March 1918; discharged to duty, 16 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 121 days.

Commneced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER Joseph

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