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Pte Walter Baker, Veterinary Corps, died 3.3.16


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Guest Pete Wood

Name: BAKER, WALTER

Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Veterinary Corps

Unit Text: 22nd Vet. Hosp.

Age: 32

Date of Death: 03/03/1916

Service No: SE/3045

Additional information: Son of William and Mary Anne Baker, of Snailwell, Newmarket, Cambs.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 4.

Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SDGW states:

Born Snailwell, Cambridge

Enlisted Newmarket

Died

For those who are not familiar with the area, Newmarket has a well known horse racing track. The area is littered with equestrian businesses. I would say it is a fair bet that Walter was already working with horses before he enlisted.

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