Quartermaster Sergeant Ernest William Baker

Service Numbers 1032, 1038
Birth Date 04 May 1884
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death Date 14 May 1918
Death Place France
Also known as Baker, William Ernest, Ernest William Baker, William Ernest Baker
Final Rank
Units

Ernest William Baker was born in London, England and worked as a wholesale butcher and cook before the outbreak of the First World War. He was 30 years old when he arrived in Australia. At the time he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, he was 31 years old and had previously served with the Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit). Baker was assigned to the 20th Infantry Battalion and departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Berrima on 9 August 1915. William Baker died on 14 May 1918 and is buried at Querrieu British Cemetery, France.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Quartermaster Sergeant
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Quartermaster-Sergeant
    Fate
    Died of wounds
    Date of Fate
    14 May 1918
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Berrima A35
    Date of Embarkation
    19 August 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Berrima A35
    Date of Embarkation
    25 June 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1884
Date of embarkation 19 August 1914
Date of embarkation 25 June 1915
Date of death 14 May 1918

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