Studio portrait of 2589 Private William Charles Baker, 17th Battalion, of Haberfield, NSW. Son ...

Unit 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05301.237
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 2589 Private William Charles Baker, 17th Battalion, of Haberfield, NSW. Son of William Henry and Matilda Baker, of Broken Hill, NSW. An electrical mechanic prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November 1915. He was killed in action in France on 26 July 1916, aged 25. He was buried in the vicinity of Pozieres, France. Post war his grave was not found and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.