Service Details
Name:
BAKER
Given Name:
WILLIAM JAMES
Initials:
W J
Rank:
Captain
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Rhodesia Native Regiment
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Former Regiment:
formerly 1st Rhodesia Regiment
Date of Death:
1917-03-29
Other Casualties on this Date
Age:
37
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, received from shot in the back by a sniper, on the Itka / St. Moritz Road, on 22nd March
Decorations:
Croix de Guerre (France), Mentioned in Despatches
Citations:
Croix de Guerre LG Sup 31 August 1917 - "For distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign"; MID LG Sup 25 September 1917 as Temp Lt. 1st Rhodesia Regiment pg. 9943
Additional
Information:
Son of W. G. and Marion Baker (nee Taylor); husband of Violet Baker (nee Tapson), of 20, Suffolk Rd., Berea, East London, Cape Province. Born in London, England.
Commemoration
Country:
Tanzania
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Cemetery:
IRINGA CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
IX. A. 5.

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