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George Arthur Baker

George Arthur Baker

Date of Birth

18 October 1892

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1911-1913

Job(s)

C.S., Thrybergh

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Royal Garrison Artillery, 342nd Siege Battery

Royal Army Medical Corps

Theatre of war

France, Belgium, Europe

Date of death

29 November 1917

Buried/memorial

Steenkerke Belgian Memorial Cemetery (Grave/Memorial reference: A.9)

Awards/Honours

Chevalier of the Order of the Crown (Belgium)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Biography

Second Lieutenant George Arthur Baker was born in Keighley, Yorkshire to Samuel and Sarah Baker. He was married to Florence Baker. Baker attended Borough Road College for 2 years, whilst at the college he competed in cricket and rugby. He enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps and was later commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery. Whilst serving, Baker was awarded the Croix de Guerre and Chevalier de la Couronne for carrying back to the lines a wounded Belgian soldier whose wounds he then attended to. On November 29 his battery was heavily shelled and whilst fetching in his men in to safety, Baker was killed when an enemy shell exploded by them. He was interred with full military Honours.

Sources

Entry on p.84, Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/12/9, BFSS/2/9/14/8 [BRCRU008], Mentioned in B's Hum Dispatches, 1914 Annual reports, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), Mentioned in B’s Hum 1918 4th Edition Dispatches)