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