|Object type||Colour - Print|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2906 Private (Pte) Arthur Ernest Charles Baker, 42nd Battalion, of Grafton, ...
Studio portrait of 2906 Private (Pte) Arthur Ernest Charles Baker, 42nd Battalion, of Grafton, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting in October 1916, Pte Baker embarked from Sydney with the 6th Reinforcements on board HMAT Demosthenes (A64) on 23 December 1916. After further training in England he arrived in France for service on the Western Front in July 1917. Pte Baker was killed in action by shell fire at Passchendaele, Belgium, on the morning of 12 October 1917. He was 21 years of age.