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Wallace Westerfield (West) Baker (1891–1916)

Mr. W. W. Baker, of Lower Mitcham, has been informed that his son, Lieut. Wallace Westerfield (West) Baker, was killed in France on August 22. The deceased was 25 years of age. His childhood was spent at Hackney and educated at Pulteney Street School. Before enlisting he passed the accountants' examination. Owing to his great industry and natural capability Lieut. Baker had a brilliant career before him. He was of a most genial disposition, was a fine athlete, and was well known in rowing circles, where he had participated with the Mercantiles in championship races for several years. His loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends. The other three brothers of the deceased are also at the front.

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'Baker, Wallace Westerfield (West) (1891–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


15 February, 1891
Gilberton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


22 August, 1916 (aged 25)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service