Henry Clifford Baker

Memorial: Staple Hill Methodist Church

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

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

Rank and number: Private 99496 (formerly 204022 Gloucestershire Regt)

Parents: Henry and Fanny (Nee Virgo) Baker

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: 11 Clifford Road, Fishponds (No.20 on the 1911 Census). Lived: 1901 Census – 2 Victoria Terrace, Staple Hill.

Pre-war occupation: Scholar on 1911 Census

Date of birth: 1898

Place of birth: Fishponds, Bristol

Date of death: 22/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Age: 19

Further information:

Henry Clifford was born in 1898 (2nd quarter) Fishponds, Bristol.

On the 1911 Census, Henry lived with his parents (his father was a bootmaker /shopkeeper). Henry was the eldest and had two younger brothers Walter and Roy. After the war, the parents moved to and ran a boot repair shop at 14 Badminton Road, Downend and were still there at the time of the 1939 Register.

Henry served with the 249th Company, Machine Gun Corps and was Killed in Action on 22/08/1917.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.