Baker, W T
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and awarded the Military Medal. He was killed in action at the Battle of Le Transloy in which the whole Battalion was engaged. All Companies came under intense fire during the attack on the enemy’s trenches. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Thomas and Harriet Mary Ann (nee GROOM) BAKER of Lowestoft, Suffolk; husband of Jessie Elizabeth (nee RIVETT) BAKER of South Lowestoft.
His parents married 14 September 1875 in Lowestoft. William died 1922 aged 68; Harriet died 1931 aged 75; both in the Mutford, Suffolk, district.
William was born 23 December 1885 in Lowestoft, and baptised 7 March 1886 at St Margaret’s, Lowestoft. He married 1905 in the Mutford district; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Jessie remarried 1922 in the Mutford district to William B MANNING, and died 10 September 1983 in Lowestoft aged 97.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Lowestoft, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, an apprentice printer aged 15, he still lived in Lowestoft, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s machine minder aged 25, he lived in Wealdstone, Middx, with his wife and two children.
Date of death12/10/1916
Age at death30
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)