John Baker was the son of John and Mary Ann Baker and was married to Emily Baker of 86 Hall Street, Dudley. He enlisted in the Worcesters and was sent to the 9th (Service) Battalion. After evacuation from Gallipoli the Worcesters served in the Tigris campaign. They overcame massive difficulties and reached Baghdad. A further expedition was sent to Persia and Baku. Private John Baker probably suffered from sickness and was taken to India to a hospital where he died on the 11th July 1918. He was 36 years of age and is commemorated on the Kirkee (Poona) Memorial and the Dudley Memorial.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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