Baker, William Emanuel (Bombardier, b.? - d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0085
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Baker, William Emanuel
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/5/142
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of 28471 Bombardier William Emanuel Baker, 2 Field Artillery Brigade, France, 1916-1918. Collection includes copies of Baker's diary; copies of letters regarding Baker's death, and copies of condolence letters. Typescript copies made by the Australian War Memorial 1927. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

The diary indicates Baker's moods -- boredom on the ship over; adverse opinions of Chaplains on board, and dissatisfaction with the amenities, food and news available on board ship. There are good descriptions of London and sightseeing.

Biographical note: 28471 Bombardier William Emanuel Baker, 2 Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Killed in action, Belgium, 21 March, 1918. Age 27. Son of George Thomas and Mary Louisa Baker.