1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Frederick John Baker

Contributed by: Greg Lodge, on 2008-11-11

Frederick John Baker
First Name Frederick John
Surname Baker
Year of Birth Unknown
Year of Death 1921
Regiment Connaught Rangers
Place of Wartime Residence Galway/Kinsale, Ireland

Frederick John's Story

My grandfather joined the Connaught Rangers in 1900 and fought in the Boer War. He was in India at the time of the Delhi Durbar and at the start of the war was at the Galway Depot. He was a sergeant and trained troops at Kinsale in the early part of the war and, I think, saw service in Mesopotamia. He re-enlisted after the war and tragically died of appendicitis in Dublin in 1921 - a year before the Regiment he loved was disbanded.

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