43543 William John Baker

9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

            7th June 1917

Born in London in 1884.

His father was James Baker,a boot maker.

On 25-01-1914 he married

Rose Elizabeth Pinckney(1888-1976).

On his marriage certificate he was recorded as living at

78 Whiston Street(Road),Bethnal Green and being

employed as an embosser.

He enlisted in Bethnal Green into the 17th Battalion London Regiment as a Private(7112).

He was later transferred as a Rifleman(43543) into

9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.

At the time of his death,they were recorded as living at 84,Wellington Row,Bethnal Green.

His widow Rose later re-married in 1920 to Harry Clarke 

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