Location: Somerset & London UK
Surnames/tags: Baker John Baker
Trying to find details of John Baker for my distant cousin, time line I have so far:
1868 – 1870 born in Midsomer Norton? a town near the Mendip Hills in Bath & North East Somerset, England
Believe he had a sister but yet to be confirmed?
14th June 1915 believed to be living at 102 High Street, Midsomer Norton with Ada and Frederick Matthews.
14th June 1915 enlisted into army in Bristol.
1915-1918 war, served with the 1st/6th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. He became ill, but not wounded while in France.
9th October 1915 Theatre of War (France) awarded and issued the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He was also issued a Silver War Badge.
8th November 1918 discharged, having returned to the 4th (Holding) Battalion in England. He was 49 on discharge (therefore born circa 1869).
His army numbers were 266445 and 439879. It was suggested that because he had two army numbers, he may have been in the Territorial Army, but after some enquiries found that this was not the case, don’t know why he had two sets of numbers.
1928 to 1932 lived at 41 Duke Road, Ilford with Alice May Thorogood (nee Simmonds) & George Thorogood.
1928 to 1932 believed to have married Alice May Thorogood but no proof. Children Frederick John, Lillian, Charles Albert and Henry Baker.
Occupation - Ilford he set up his own boot repair business working from a shed in his back garden.
11th March 1933 died aged 63 at 66 Fencepiece Road, Ilford (therefore born circa 1870). Buried Barkingside Churchyard, Barkingside, Ilford. Occupation ‘Boot Repairer’.