Baker, E W
EDWARD WALTER BAKER
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 7.
He enlisted in London 11 September 1914: a clerk aged 19, 6′ tall. He was promoted to Corporal 26 July 1915 and to Sergeant 17 August 1916. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was first reported missing then killed in action 29 April 1917.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Edward in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 13 October 1917.
Son of Florence Emily/Emily Florence (formerly BAKER, nee COOK) PUDDIFOOT of Watford and the late Walter BAKER; husband of May (formerly BAKER, nee MASON) WILLIAMS of Watford.
His parents married 25 December 1894 in Waddesden, Bucks. Walter died 10 July 1901 in Watford aged 38, and was buried 15 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Florence remarried 13 September 1902 at St Mary’s, Watford, to Tom AUSDEN, who died 1909 in Watford aged 36, and was buried 17 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery. Florence married for the third time 1911 in the Watford district to William Henry PUDDIFOOT. He died 1941 in Watford aged 71 and was buried 30 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Florence died 1947 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 16 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edward was born 1897 in Watford, and married 1916 in the Newmarket, Cambs, district; he resided in Watford. May remarried 1921 in the Newmarket district to Reginald G WILLIAMS.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Watford, with his mother, step-father and one sibling.
Date of death29/04/1917
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)