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Private Sidney Baker

Army Number : 20415

Battalion : 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Son of Robert Halford and Emma Baker of Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire. He was a Coal Miner prior to enlisting 1st December 1914 at Nottingham. He went to Gallipoli 1st July 1915 and was wounded 21st August 1915 suffering gunshot wounds to his right side. He was admitted to Kasiel Aini Hospital Cairo, Egypt.

On recovery he went to France 28th June 1916 and died of wounds, 13th September 1916, received in action on the 11th September 1916, when the Germans shelled the trenches South of Thiepval, France, during the Battle of the Somme,

Buried/Commemorated : Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 27.

Private Sidney Baker is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Thomas's Church War Memorial, Somercotes, Derbyshire.