SSFR - Southend Great War Trail

Name:

Clement George Baker

Service or Civilian:

British War Dogs School

Rank or Occupation:

Pioneer

Birth Details:

Malahide, Co. Dublin, 1883

Location:

British War Dogs School, Shoeburyness

Known Relatives:

Laura Baker, Wife
Laura Baker, Daughter
Gladys Baker, Daughter
Hilda Baker, Daughter
Winnie Baker, Daughter
Hayden Baker, Son

Death Details:

Died of Double Pneumonia following influenza on the 27th October 1918

Burial Location:

St Andrew's Church, South Shoebury

Southend Connection:

Posted to British War Dogs School, buried at St Andrew's Shoeburyness.

Story Summary:

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.


 

Additional Details:

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.

Images:

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CG Baker Census 1911_edited
CG Baker Widows Pension
CG Baker Medial Record2
CG BAker Report of death form
CG Baker widow tracing
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CG Baker Medial Record
CG Baker Enlistment Form
CG Baker Hospital Record
CG Baker Funeral Notice
CD Baker Casualty Form

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