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Victor Roy BAKER

Regimental number4146
Place of birthPalmers Island New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressYamba, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W. Baker, Yamba, Clarence River, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1917
Date of death6 May 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDurrington Cemetery (Grave No. 243), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916. Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 3 March 1916 (mumps); transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 17 March 1916; rejoined unit, 19 March 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1916 (influenza); transferred to Lahore Indian General Hospital, 23 April 1916 (nephritis); transferred to England, 11 May 1916; admitted to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield. Discharged on furlough; re-admitted to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 31 July 1916. Discharged and transferred to No. 2 Command Depot, Perham Downs, for return to Australia. Retained for orderly duties.

Died of self-inflicted gun shot wounds to the chest while of unsound mind, 6 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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