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Husband of Elizabeth May Welsh (formerly Baker), of 20, Davis St., Carlton Rd., Nottingham (CWGC). Father, John William Baker. At the time of the 1911 Census he lived at 21 Haywood Street, Sneinton Road, with his mother, Ellen Harriet (39), a widow, and his brothers James (19) and Arthur Harold (7) and sister, Ethel (10). His parents had been married for 20 years and had had 7 children of whom 3 had died. Cornelius was born in 1894.
Member 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). In the 1911 Census he is described as a 'traveller, drug store'.
04 Oct 1918
237925 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Beverley, Yorkshire.
46th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Private Cornelius Baker, initially served with the service number 26164 in the East Yorkshire Regiment. He was serving with the 46th Battalion Machine Gun Corps, when he was killed in action on 4th October 1918. He is buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery,(grave ref VI.C.8)
One of his brothers, L/Cpl. James Baker, 8th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in action on 23rd April 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
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