Army Number : 76463 (formerly 02252)
Battalion : 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born at Wickham Market, Suffolk. Son of Thomas and Ann Baker, of 11, East Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex. He was an Apprentice Engineer prior to enlisting at Colchester. He died of gas poisoning 23rd November 1917, aged 22.
Buried/Commemorated : Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 27. Row BB. Grave 14.
Private James Edward Baker is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Colchester War Memorial, Colchester,