Alick Luther Baker

Name

Alick Luther Baker

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/10/1918
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
26507
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
9th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA
665
Greece

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Peter's Church Memorial, Ayot St Peter St Peter's Church Roll of Honour, Ayot St Peter Not listed on the Welwyn memorial

Pre War

Born 1883 in Lydlinch, Dorset to John & Fanny Baker. Married Kate Wheeler in 1909 at St Stephens, Tonbridge, Kent. 1911 Census: living with wife Kate at Brocks Cottages, Welwyn, Herts and working as an Estate Carpenter. Had one child Cyril, born 1911.

He lived in Brock's cottages on the Fryth Estate, near Welwyn and had been a carpenter on that estate for 16 years before going to war.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at St Albans, Herts. Served in the Balkans.

He siffered four bouts of Malaria before he died in of Broncho Pneumonia, which he contracted whilst convalescing from malaria, at 63rd General Hospital, Salonica, Greece. Post mortem report specifies death from toxaemia and cardiac failure in pneumonia.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £10 10s granted to widow Kate Baker who later moved to 'Mountains', Hildenborough, Kent.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer, Jonty Wild