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Baker, Gerald Douglas (1892–1916)

Gerald Douglas Baker, n.d.

Gerald Douglas Baker, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

GERALD DOUGLAS BAKER was born in Melbourne on 26th April, 1892, the son of Mr. Gerald Thomas Baker and Mrs. Katie G. F. Baker. He was educated at the Grange Preparatory School and at the Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne.

He entered the Bank of New South Wales on 11th April, 1909, joining the branch at Flinders Street West. In December, 1911, he was transferred to Kyneton, and to Ballarat a year later. He went on to Albury in 1913, and became teller in that branch in April, 1914.

He enlisted on 10th December, 1915, and embarked soon afterwards with the 15th Reinforcements of the 14th Battalion. He had only been in Egypt a few months when he was attacked by heat-stroke and died on 16th May, 1916, at Tel-el-Kebir.

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'Baker, Gerald Douglas (1892–1916)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/baker-gerald-douglas-19652/text30975, accessed 28 October 2020.

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Gerald Douglas Baker, n.d.

Gerald Douglas Baker, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour