Regiment : Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : 325648
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 17 on 23rd April 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 3 and 5.
Relatives : Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baker, 44 Brettell St., Dudley, Worcestershire
Memorial : Dudley War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars with the additional information: Private. Dudley St Augustine of Hippo Church Holly Hall - transcribed and researched by James Taylor. Dudley High Elementary School WW1 Memorial now Claughton Centre.
Credits : Memorial transcribed and researched by Jade Gandy and John Hale.
F. Baker 1st/1st Worcester Yeomanry, 1st Draft, embarked at Devonport 23rd October 1915 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Mudros 6th November 1915, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 30th November 1915. Killed in action on 23rd April 1916.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922.
1901 census, Parish of St Luke, Dudley:
Joseph Baker, head, age 36, Steel Smelter, born Dudley
Caroline Baker, wife, age 35, born Tipton
Harry Baker, son, age 7, born Tipton
Nelly Baker, dau, age 5, born Tipton
Walter Baker, son, age 3, born Tipton
Frank Baker, son, age 1, born Dudley
325648 (3093I) Private Frank Baker
23 October 1915 Embarked Devonport on first draft
6 November 1915 Disembarked Mudros
30 November 1915 Disembarked Alexandria
23 April 1916 Missing Katia
By decision of the Army Council, this soldier is to be regarded as having died 23 April 1916.
Mudros was the main harbour on an island off the Gallipoli peninsular where ships disembarked their passengers before they were taken in smaller ships to the Peninsular. Frank did not therefore land on Gallipoli but waited at Mudros until the Yeomanry were withdrawn from the Peninsula back to Alexandria.