1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 59287 Thomas Baker
- Age: 23
- From: Liverpool
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
- K.I.A Wednesday 1st August 1917
- Commemorated at: Railway Dugout B.g. Zillebeke
Panel Ref: VIII.A.8
Thomas Baker was born in 1894 in Liverpool and was the son of John and Martha Baker, of 80 Salop St, Kirkdale, Liverpool.
The 1911 Census shows the family living at 17 Conyers St Kirkdale Liverpool.
The father John aged 43, born 1868 is a horse-keeper and was born in Liverpool. His wife Martha is aged 42, born 1869 and no occupation was born in Liverpool as were their children. They have been married for 23 years and have had five children of which two died, John aged 22, born 1889 and Thomas aged 17, born 1894 are both employed as general Carters, and Ada aged 19, born 1892 is a cigar maker. Charlotte Ann aged 11, born 1900, Charles Joseph aged 9, born 1902, Margaret aged 6, born 1905 are all at school, Sarah aged 3, born 1908 and Thomas aged 1, born 1910.
He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 59287 when he was killed in action on the 1st August, 1917 aged 23 during the Third Battle of Ypres.
He now lies in Railway Dugout Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium. The Inscription on his headstone reads:
“INTO THE SUNSHINE OF GOD'S PERFECT DAY”
He is also commemorated on St Lawrence’s C. of E. Church, Kirkdale.
We currently have no further information on Thomas Baker, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.
Killed On This Day.(103 Years this day)
Sunday 27th January 1918.
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34 years old