Born at Bromley, Kent UK, CoE. Enlisted 14 November 1916 age 18, farm hand. Nok parents, Joseph Baker and Rhoda Catherine Baker of William St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle per A35 Berrima, 23 December 1916. Wounded in action in France 23 August 1918. RTA 25 September 1919 per Mahana. Service medals: BWM and VM.