|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Baker, William Emanuel
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/5/142|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Baker, William Emanuel (Bombardier, b.? - d.1918)
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.
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.
- Typescript copy of diary of William Emanuel Baker, 1916
- Typescript copy of diary of William Emanuel Baker, 1917
- Typescript copy of letter from William Emanuel Baker to his brother, 1917
- Typescript copies of letters of condolence to the family of William Emanuel Baker, 1918
- List of principle events relating to the service of William Emanuel Baker, 1927