Sydney Ernest Baker

First Name: 
Sydney
Middle Name: 
Ernest
Last Name: 
Baker
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 29, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Georgina
Father's Name: 
Ernest Maurice
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Company: 
9 Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, September 30, 1974
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Cause of Death: 
Heart attack
Details: 

Private Sydney Baker (Service no. 3355) enlisted in Kiama on the 13th November, 1916. He later embarked on HMAT Anchises A68 with the 45th Battalion on the 24 January 1917 arriving in Le Havre, France.

After "taken on strength" in June 1917 his movements included Doulieu, Kemmel, Lambeke, La Motte, Bomy, Le Nieppe, Steenvorde, Battle of Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Passchendale, Ypres, St Quentin rest area in December 1917, Haut, Allaines, La Clyte, and Hollebeke. He took leave from 23rd February to the 9th April 1918. Further movements included Cardonette, Frenchencourte, Villiers-Brettoneux, and Monument Wood.

He was wounded in action while in France on 3rd May, 1918.

Sydney returned to Australia in 1919. He embarked from England on the ORITA on the 23rd June, 1919 and arrived in Sydney on the 9th August, 1919.

 

 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BAKER S E

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