Born at Brunswick Melbourne, Presbyterian. He was working at Kellerberrin when he signed up on 23 November 1915 age 18, farm hand. Nok father, Arthur Baker of Kellerberrin. Baker’s file has several letters dated 1916-1919 from a Miss Marjorie Jones residing at Tarraville Dean St, Cottesloe and then at Como in Marmion St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 12 February 1916 per A28 Miltiades. Wounded in France 22-25 July 1916. RTA per Somali June 1919. On 8 November 1941 he resided at Shell Harbour Sydney. Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe and District Honour Rolls.