Biography

Birth date: 1884
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, London
Death date: 14 May 1918
Death place: France
Final rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
Service number: 1038 - First World War, 1914-1918
1032 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force

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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Quartermaster-Sergeant
  • Date of Death: 14 May 1918
  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 25 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 19 August 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney
  • Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion

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Timeline

Date of birth 1884
Date of embarkation 1914-08-19
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of death 1918-05-14