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BAKER, T A / Thomas Arthur

Conflict Commemorated:Boer

Last Name:BAKER

First Name:T A / Thomas Arthur

Date of Birth:19/08/1874

Age At Death:25

Birthplace:Little Gonerby

Rank:Lance Corporal (Volunteer)

Service Number:6585

Regiment/ Service:Lincolnshire Regt.

Unit:A/B (Grantham) Companys. 2nd Batalion

Date of Death:11/07/1900

Place of Death:Zilkats Nek

Country:South Africa

UK Memorials:Lincoln Cathedral South African War Memorial

Next of Kin:Son of William (Groom) and Mary Ann Baker, of Mount Pleasant, Little Gonerby.

Biographical Notes:Baptised 20th June 1975 at Grantham, St Wulfram. 'The news has been received in Grantham with great regret that T Lance-Corporal T, A, Baker. Of the Volunteer Company, had been killed. He was the son of Mr. W. Barker, of 53, College Street, Grantham, and his age was 25. He joined the local Volunteer Corps on January 30th, 1894, and was promoted on July 27th, 1898, Baker was a good shot, took a keen interest in his work, and was always regarded as a most reliable non commissioned officer. When Volunteers for the Active Service Company was called for he was one of the first to proffer his services, and, when accepted, immediately threw up his employment as a driller at Spittlegate Ironworks. He was sent out with the first draft. Naturally, the greatest sympathy is felt for his sorrowing parents, who have received numerous letters of condolence. The deceased Volunteer regularly wrote home, describing he experiences in the war, and the last communication from him was dated Pretoria, June 7th, 1900 and signed Arthur. Etc etc.' Grantham Journal 21 July 1900, page 4 A further letter written by L.Corpl. Baker received. Grantham Journal 28 July 1900, page 4

Researcher:Charles Anderson and Michael Peck

Notes:Thomas Arthur, son of William (Groom) and Mary Ann Baker, of Mount Pleasant, Little Gonerby, born August 19, 1874, was baptised June 20th 1875 at Grantham, St Wulfram Lincolnshire Baptisms, page 299, entry 2886 Commemorated ZILIKATS NEK / Grantham St Wulfram / Lincoln Cathedral S.A. War Tablet

Sources Used:Grantham Journal 21 July 1900, page 4; Grantham Journal 28 July 1900, page 4; Lincolnshire Baptisms, page 299, entry 2886

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