Thomas Joseph BAKER

Thomas Joseph Baker Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Roma
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Clerk
Enlisted
27-May-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
2556
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
3 September 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 3512 Private Robert Baker.

 

In February 1916 Thomas Baker was transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion. He arrived in France in June and was killed in action three months later. His body was never recovered. He was only 19.

 

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