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Lance Corporal Joseph Baker

Army Number : 25842

Battalion : 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Oldbury Staffordshire and lived at Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Son of Jeremiah and Rhoda Baker, of 34 Market Street, Shirebrook. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting 6th May 1915 at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He went to France 6th March 1916 and was appointed Lance-Corporal 24th August 1916. He was killed in action, 17th October 1916, whilst serving in the line near Thiepval, France during the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, France. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 4.