Baker, J T
JAMES THOMAS BAKER
Remembered with honour Buffs Road Cemetery: Row E, Grave 37.
He was formerly Sapper T/3862 Corps of Royal Engineers; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James Albert and Ellen (nee GATES) Baker of Southend-on-Sea, Essex; husband of Ada Gertrude (nee HARDING) BAKER of Watford.
His parents married 16 May 1888 at All Saints, Edmonton, Middx. James died 5 February 1938 in Southend aged 77; Ellen died 24 July 1946 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, aged 80.
James was born 2 March 1889 in York County, Toronto, Canada [not Southend], and married 1914 in the Rochford, Essex, district. Ada never remarried, and died 20 December 1968 in Watford aged 80.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Canadian Census, aged 2 he lived in Toronto West, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Prittlewell, Essex, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a plasterer aged 22, he lived in Southend, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit474th Field Survey Company
Date of death28/09/1917
Age at death28
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)