BAKER, William Alfred

Royal Warwickshire.

William Baker was the son of William and Sarah of 10 Newhall Street, Dudley. He enlisted in the Warwicks and was sent to the 1st Battalion on the Western Front. He was probably in one of the youngest conscript cohorts and these men were only released from their Training Battalions after the 1918 German Spring offensives. The Warwicks were suffered heavily in these offensives and after rebuilding took part in the advance to victory which started on the 22nd August. HePrivate William Baker was seriously injured at some point and sent to a base hospital near Wimereux where he died of wounds on the 25th August. He was 19 years of age and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille (II E 9 and commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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