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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
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
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 51960 Geoffrey Baker


  • Age: 19
  • From: Malpas, Cheshire
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 1st August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Hooge Crater Cem, Zillebeke
    Panel Ref: XVIII.C.11

Geoffrey Baker was born in 1898 in Malpas, Cheshire and resided in Eastham. He was baptised on the 23rd January 1898 in Chester and was the son of Charles and Sarah Baker.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at Horton, Malpas Cheshire.  

The father Charles aged 41, born 1870 is a farm labourer and was born in Alderley, Cheshire. His wife Sarah is aged 34, born 1877 and no occupation. They have been married for 13 years and have six children, Geoffrey aged 13, born 1898, 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 51960 when he was killed in action on the 1st August, 1917 aged 19 during the Third Battle of Ypres.

 

He now lies in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on the Eastham and Tilston War Memorials.

We currently have no further information on Geoffrey 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.

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Sgt 17327 John Henry Flockhart
37 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 22813 John Porteous
26 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 30278 John Woods
30 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 49328 Tempest Anderson
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 51960 Geoffrey Baker
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 59287 Thomas Baker
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
L/Cpl 49138 Harry Bull
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22656 Henry Connor
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 235221 Hyman Davies

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 57020 William Edwin Fulcher
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22089 Leonard Gibson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 33102 Fred Gidney
30 years old

A total of 26 Pals where killed on this day. View All