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Charles Albert BAKER

Regimental number79
Place of birthCampsie, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBricklayer
AddressBeamish Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Baker, Beamish Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Compulsory Military Training scheme; 3 years in the Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade Ammunition Reserve, 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Discharge date15 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burma', 14 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wounds, legs), Sydney, 15 February 1920.

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

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