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William BAKER

Regimental number53916
Place of birthIreland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBalaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss D Churches, Inkerman Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 April 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918; proceeded to 5th Training Bn (allotted to 19th Bn), Fovant, 26 August 1918; transferred to 33rd Bn, Fovant, 27 September, 1918.

Admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Codford (fractured metacarpal), 29 December 1918; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 16 January 1919; discharged from hospital to Training Depot, Sutton Veny.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1919; taken on strength, 33rd Bn, 26 February 1919; detached to Divisional Guard, 7 March 1919.

Embarked from France, 2 June 1919, for return to Australia; disembarked Southampton, 3 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT �Valencia�, 20 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 September 1919; discharged Melbourne, 26 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER William

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