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William Albert Baker

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Baker

William Albert

200973

Pte

2/4 Wilts

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Langley Burrell

24

Chippenham

20 River St

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

31/10/1916

Mesopotamia

 

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

XXI,W,10

Iraq

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Mr FA Mrs LA Baker

20 River St

Chippenham

Notes

1901 Census: Albert and Ann Baker living at 20 Timber Street, Albert is shown as a labourer.

Casualty list in the Wilts Times 1 July 1916 listed:

Prisoner of war at Kut
Baker 2653 (Either Bakerís service number was changed or is wrongly reported in the paper) WA Pte Wiltshire Regiment

Wilts Times 1 July 1916

At Adana, Turkey (but he is buried in Baghdad, Iraq) while a prisoner of war, William Albert Baker eldest son of A. Baker River Street Chippenham. Aged 25

Wilts Times 13 October 1917

In ever loving memory of a dear son and brother, Pte William A Baker of the 2 / 4 Wiltshire Regiment (attached to Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) who died a prisoner of war in Turkey October 31st 1916 aged 24

Only a mother can know the sorrow
Only a mother can know the pain
Of a the loss of a son she loved so dearly,
She never on earth will see again.
Sleep on dear Will, in an unknown grave.

Never forgotten by his sorrowing Mother, Father Sisters and Brothers.
20 River Street, Chippenham.

Wilts Times 1 November 1919

Medal photos courtesy of Richard Lorimer

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paulís Church

St Andrewís Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 25/07/2013

 

 


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