|Unit||17th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2589 Private William Charles Baker, 17th Battalion, of Haberfield, NSW. Son ...
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.