CLEMENT GEORGE BAKER

Pioneer

Summary 

Clement signed up late in the war - 12th Feb 1918 at Southampton and was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and transferred to the Royal Engineers Signals Section in July 1918.

Place and date of birth

1883

Posted to British War Dogs School, Shoeburyness

Connection to Southend 

Story

Clement Baker born in Malahide, Co. Dublin in 1883 and married Laura Owens in the Summer of 1900 in Stockton on Tees. They had 4 daughters and 1 son.

Clement signed up late in the war - 12th Feb 1918 at Southampton and was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and transferred to the Royal Engineers Signals Section in July 1918.

Clement stood 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall, weighed 10 stone, had black hair and brown eyes. His occupation was listed at Timberman's Helper in 1911.

Clement was posted British War Dogs School in Shoeburyness on the 18th July 1918 to the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer in the Signals Section.

C G Baker was admitted to the Military Hospital, Shoeburyness on the 20th October 1918, he died a week later of Double Pneumonia. He is buried on the 31st October 1918 at St Andrew's Church, South Shoebury.

After the death of Clement Baker, the British Army had some trouble locating his widow. It wasn't until the War Office asked the Clement's commander if he know the whereabouts of Laura Baker that she was located 'at the racing establishment of Mr. Vanderbilt, St.Louis de Poissy, Paris.

Main image courtesy of Dean Trotter

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