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Reginald Bertram Baker

Reginald Bertram Baker

Date of Birth

28 December 1889

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1909-1911

Job(s)

Teacher at Crampton Street C.S., Newington

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

17th Battalion Royal Fusiliers

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

3 May 1916

Buried/memorial

Tranchee De Meckness Cemetery, Arras, France (Grave/Memorial reference: D. 14)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Bertram Reginald Baker attended Borough Road College for two years, where he competed in football and cricket, as well as being a prefect. He is listed as being destined for a school in Newington. Baker enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 and rose to Sergeant. He was commissioned into the 17th Battalion on 25 August 1915 and landed in France on 16 November 1915. He was 25 when he was killed on the 3 May 1916.

Sources

Entry on p.86 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/3/5, BFSS/2/9/12/6, BFSS/2/9/13/7, Borough Road College 1908 applications, BRCCR005, 1912 Annual Report