Robert BAKER

Birthplace
Roma
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Engine Driver
Enlisted
28-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
28
Status
Single
Service No
3512
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
February 1920
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Railway Honour Board and P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

Brother of 2556 Private Thomas Joseph Baker (KIA). 

 

Robert Baker arrived in France in December 1916. At Polygon Wood in Belgium in September 1917 he was wounded in action by multiple gun shots that fractured his right femur. After two months in hospital at Wimereaux he was transferred to Oxford’s 3rd Southern Hospital for another eight months. In August 1918 he was discharged in England to become a munitions worker under the Australian Munition Workers Scheme. He returned to Australia in February 1920.

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