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William Henry Baker

Name on Board WHC Baker
Name on Service
William Henry  Baker
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Shepparton, Vic
Next of Kin William Henry and Anne Baker
Address 25 Steele St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 18/02/1915
Service No. 499
Enlistment Place Rutherglen, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 10/05/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Euripides A14
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 4/05/1917
Unit on Death 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Place of Wounding/
3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France
Cemetery or Memorial Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, Picardie, France
Additional Information Private William Baker returned to Australia on 25/9/1915 and sent to Langwarrin Military Hospital.  He re-embarked overseas per HMAT Nestor A71 from Melbourne on 2/10/1916. An honour board was unveiled at the Newport Dispensary Hall for the Newport Tent I.O.R.  in December 1919.  The honour board, which was made of Australian blackwood, with fiddle-back panels, contained the names of 36 members, nine of whom had sacrificed their lives for their country, of which W Baker was one.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 13 December 1919, p2
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