Image from the Chronicle And Mercury – 1918

Born:1894, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1918; age 24; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 30, Rope Walk, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 20888

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


The body was discovered in 1923 in a grave without a cross at Ecourt St. Quentin German Cemetery, by local labour under the supervision of Mr. C. Rutter. The body was exhumed and identified by fragments of a Grey Flannel Shirt, the G.B. List and Plan, and reburied at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   16, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Victor was 7 years old and living with his widowed father & sisters.

Frederick William Baker, 40, a Bricklayer, born Woolpit, Suffolk.

Ida Olive Victorine Baker, 13, born Ipswich.

Ethel Louisa Elizabeth Baker, 10, born Ipswich.

Kate Laura Anna Baker, 8, born Ipswich.

1 housekeeper.


1911   30, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Victor was 17 years old, an Apprentice French Polisher. He was living with his father & stepmother & her son.

William, 51, a Bricklayer.

Emily Baker (nee Mudd (1st marriage Orr)), 48, born Ipswich.

Archibald Robert Charles Orr, 14, a Foundry Labourer – Welding, born Ipswich.


Victor’s mother was Annie Baker (nee Dennant), born 1855, Ipswich – died 1894, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick W. Baker – father.


Victor is also commemorated at St. Mary le Elms Church, Ipswich.


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