1885 - 1916
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1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
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Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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.
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