Charles Albert Baker

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Baker, Private Charles Albert no.6906.

17th Army Supply Column, later 1st Division Army Supply Column.

Beamish Road, Campsie.

Bricklayer.

Born 1894 at Sydney, son of William H. & Catherine Baker.

Enlisted 6/9/1915 at Sydney.

Church of England.

Next of kin, father, William Henry Baker.

The 17th A.S.C. (Supply Column) was formed in England with a high proportion of Australian troops. They reached Rouen on 8/7/1916, and were sent north to act as motor transport for the 17th Division of the V Corps. By 1917, they were transferred to the 1 st Australian Division. (C.E.W. Bean Official History v.3 p. 115-6)

Casualty list SMH 20/11/1917.

Wounded Casualty list SMH 20/6/1918.

Wounded Returned to Australia 14/12/1918.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002