Baker, G A E
GEORGE ALBERT EDWARD BAKER
Remembered with honour Windmill British Cemetery: Plot I, Row G, Grave 21.
He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly 2845 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at No. 10 Field Ambulance of gas wounds received in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of George and Mary Jane (nee BRUNKER) BAKER; husband of Florence Alice (nee BIRCHMORE) BAKER of Boxmoor, Herts.
His parents married 29 January 1878 at St Mary’s, Reigate, Surrey.
George was born 27 November 1880 in Reigate, and baptised 30 January 1881 at St Mary’s, Reigate. He married 16 April 1900 at St John the Evangelist, Boxmoor; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Florence never remarried, and died 1 November 1961 in Boxmoor aged 80.
On the 1881 Census, aged 4 months he lived in Reigate, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1891 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1901 Census, a house painter and gas fitter aged 20, he lived in Watford, with his wife and one child. On the 1911 Census, a gas fitter aged 30, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and two children.
UnitNo. 1 Special Company
Date of death01/12/1917
Age at death37
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)