Image from the Chronicle And Mercury – 1918
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.
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.
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.
THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 12th (Service) Battalion (East Anglian) :