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Kennington London
James Alfred Baker was born in 1897 in Kennington London and was the son of Samuel William a leather dyer and Harriet Baker née Rainer of 5 St Pauls Avenue, Hyson Green, Samuel William and Harriett Rainer were both born in 1866 in London, married on 29th February 1892 at St Phillips Church, Lambeth, they went on to have 8 children 1 died in infancy or early childhood, the family moved up to Nottingham around 1904. In 1911 the family were living at 3 Anson Terrace, Pleasant Row, Nottingham, Samuel is 45 yrs and a leather dyer, he is living with his wife Harriett 45 yrs and theri 7 children.
He was an errand boy in 1911.
11 Apr 1917
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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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