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Trooper Herbert Baker

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Herbert James Baker

Ancestor's date of birth: 1870

Ancestor's date of death: 1938

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 5

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: NSW Citizens' Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 83

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa

Personal Characteristics: Born in the saddle, the grandson of a New England grazier, Baker had been a drover since a boy. An excellent horseman and crack-shot.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia under, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 11 June 1901. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Revd Fr Peter Edwards, Somerville VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: cousin


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