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
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.