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5051104   Private James Baker
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Dated added: 15/01/2020   Last updated: 15/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 23/05/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 23
Summary      
James Baker was the son of Edward and Ada Baker, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent. Private James Baker was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, when he died crossing the River Blackwater in May 1942. The man listed is Ďbest-fití with the information available. Private Bakerís remains were returned home to England.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Norton-In-The-Moors Churchyard
  Stoke, Staffordshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave 133
CWGC Casualty 2713138
Summary      
Seven CWGC caualties in this churchyard
portrait
References and Links
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1 Private Rayond Mayer Possibly the second man on the boat
2 St Bartholomew's Church Photo of Private James Baker's gravestone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Baker's gravestone can be purchased here
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