Regiment : Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : 325810
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of malaria aged 21 on 1st November 1918
Place of death : German Hospital, Damascus
Buried : Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria, Grave A. 29.
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. Dudley High Elementary School WW1 Memorial now Claughton Centre. Dudley Grammar School now Castle High School.
Credits : Memorial transcribed and researched by Jade Gandy and John Hale. Census and cause of death information transcribed and researched by James Taylor.
Walter Baker was born on 1st June 1897, he has 4 entries for admission to Dudley Grammar School:
1st March 1904, father Joseph, 4 St Luke’s Terrace. Walter left the Infants School on 20th November 1906 with a note in the remarks column “in hospital-re-admitted when better.
28th January 1907, father Joseph, 4 St Luke’s Terrace
7th June 1909, previous School: Wolverhampton Street Council School – note to say killed. Left school 25th May 1911. Scholar Dudley Grammar School.
September 1909 father J, 44 Brettell Street, Blowers Green – Steel-worker
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
W. Baker 1st/1st Worcester Yeomanry, 8th Draft, embarked at Devonport 6th June 1916 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 16th June 1916. Died 1st November 1918.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922 – researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor.