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Kennington London
James Alfred Baker was born in 1897 in Kennington London and was the son of Samuel a leather dyer and Harriet Baker née Rainer. His father Samuel was born in 1866 in London and his mother Harriett Rainer was born in 1866 in London , they were married in St Phillips Church, Lambeth, London on 29th February 1892. They went on to have 8 children sadly 1 died in infancy , their surviving children were : Gertrudeb 1893 Walworth, Elise b1896 Kennington, James Alfred b1897 Kennington, Ada b1900 Lambeth , Samuel b1903 Lambeth, Amy b 1904 Hyson Green and Jessie May b1909 , Hyson Green. From the birth of their children it would appear that the family moved to Hyson Green, Nottingham sometime between 1903 and 1909 In 1911 they lived at 3 Anson Terrace Hyson Green Nottingham, Samuel William is 45 yrs of age and a leather dyer. His father Samuel died in 1918 in Nottingham age 52 yrs.
He was an errand boy in 1911.
11 Apr 1917
90741 - CWGC Website
Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Private James Alfred Baker, enlisted in Nottingham, he initially served with service number 11342 in the 3rd Dragoon Guards, he later transferred to the 4th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), He , died of wounds on 11th April 1917, and is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty.
His father Samuel William Baker had previously served in the 6th Dragoon Guards for a total of 5 yrs and 345 days, following the outbreak of the Great War , he enlisted on 18th October 1914 at Nottingham , at this time he was 47 yrs and 319 days old, he was placed into the 4th Reserve Regiment of the Dragoon Guards. He served on the home front until his discharge on 16th June 1917. He was discharged as being unfit for further service due to physically unfit through age and rheumatism, his discharge address was 5 St Pauls Ave, Hyson Green. He had served for a further 2 yrs and 247 days with the colours, he died in 1918 aged 52 yrs. In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post 11th April 1918 :- “BAKER. – In loving memory of Pte. J. A. Baker, Dragoons, M.G.C., died of wounds April 11th, 1917. – From sorrowing mother, father, brother, and sisters.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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