2463 Walter Ernest BAKER

Date of enlistment 13th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 6th Trench Mortar Battery
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick on three occasionsmm-military-medal-geov-lge

Awarded Military Medal

Summary of Private Baker’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
25th October 1919 Australia Disembarked
5th September 1919 England Return to Australia on Plassy
3rd July 1919 England Discharged from hospital
27th May 1919 England Admitted to Parkhouse General Hospital with pleurisy and later jaundice
16th January 1919 France Embarked for England on Grantully Castle
5th November 1918 France Absent without leave – 4 days FP#2 and forfeit of 4 days pay
1st September 1918 France Awarded Military Medal
24th August 1918 France Absent without leave  forfeit of 2 days pay
20th November 1917 Belgium To hospital sick
2nd June 1917 France Re-joined unit
16th February 1917 France To hospital sick
12th May 1916 France Transferred to 6th Trench Mortar Battery
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
15th September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
28th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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