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William Albert BAKER

Regimental number835
Place of birthBakers Creek, South Australia
SchoolSeaview Public School, South Australia
AddressBridge Street, Gawler, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Baker, Bridge Street, Gawler, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 28 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Allan and Matilda BAKER. Native of Baker's Gully, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915; admitted to Casualty Clearing Station and evacuated Gallipoli, 19 August 1915 (diarrhoea); admitted to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 24 August 1915 (debility after diarrhoea); on 13 September 1915 medical records state that he was still 'very pale and debilitated' and suffering from anaemia; discharged to duty, Mustapha, 8 October 1915; embarked Alexandria for the front, 18 October 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915; killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 November 1915 (gun shot wound, head).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAKER William Albert

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