Lance Corporal John Henry Baker

Army Number: 201050

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Church Gresley, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Izabella Baker, of 4, Edward Street, Albert Village, Church Gresley. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting on 6th November 1914 at Swadlincote, Derbyshire. He went to France on 3rd March 1916, was appointed Lance Corporal, 4th September 1916 and was killed in action, 8th March 1917, age 30, whilst on a patrol, trying to ascertain the strength of the Germans, in Rettemoy Graben, near Foncquevillers, France.

Commemorated  Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Lance Corporal John Henry Baker is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Albert Village War Memorial, Albert Village, Derbyshire.