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Reginald James BAKER

Regimental number3256
Place of birthYoung New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressTemora Road, Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Baker, Temora Road, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on PERONNE on 1st September 1918 this N.C.O. showed great courage and devotion to duty while acting as a runner. During the whole of the attack his duties necessitated the crossing and rescuing many times of ground which was continually swept by artillery and machine gun fire. He cheerfully accepted all risks and carried out the most hazardous tasks with great promptitude. His gallant conduct earned for him the esteem and admiration of all Ranks, and his efforts contributed largely to the maintenance of communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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