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Robert John BAKER

Regimental number3351
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
SchoolCatholic School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William John Baker, Church Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Previous military service57th Infantry; Served in the Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date8 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Bridget BAKER, Church Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: JR O'CONNOR, killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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