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William Harold BAKER

Regimental number2558
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Address49 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Annie Baker, 49 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Salvage Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 25 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good work during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. This N.C.O. has been in charge of forward Salvage Dumps and has done excellent work in connection with the salvage of our ammunition during operations under fire and in the salvage of captured material.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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