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Private Herbert Baker

Army Number : 81931

Battalion : 2/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Kniveton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Son of Emily Baker, of Ivy Cottage, Kniveton. He was a farm worker at Bank Top Farm, Fennybently, Derbyshire prior to enlisting at Ashbourne. He was killed in action, 26th September 1917, age 26, in the attack on the German positions near St. Julian, Belgium.

Buried/Commemorated : Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

Private Herbert Baker is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Michael and All Angels Church War Memorial, Kniveton, Derbyshire.
St. Edmund's Church War Memorial, Fennybentley, Derbyshire.

His brother Private Matthew William Baker, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

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