Bert (Bertie) George Baker

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 202964

Parents: Tom and Emma Baker (nee Adams)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home address: 12 Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol. Lived at: Park View, Mangotsfield (1911 Census), 17 Church Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol (1901 Census)

Pre-war occupation: Carpenter

Date of birth: 1880

Place of birth: Fishponds / Stapleton, Bristol

Date of death: 18/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on the Staple Hill Memorial

Age: 37

Further information:

Bert was called up in 1916 and went overseas with his Battalion, "C" Company, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) to fight in Belgium then later France where in December 1917 he fought in the Battle of Cambrai. At the end of January 1918, he was taken ill and transferred from the front to the 2/3rd South Midland Field Ambulance centre where he was diagnosed with valvular heart disease. Two weeks later he was moved onwards in the sick convoy via the 5th Ambulance train but he died or was killed before he could make it back home and is buried in Baquerolles Farm, France.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Battalion War Diary, National Archives, Attestation Papers, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, UK Censuses, Marriage Certificate, Medal Rolls Index, David Blackmore, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 and 1911 Census), researcher John Davis
This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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