BAKER, KENNETH DOUGLAS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of Clifford Douglas and Leona Mitchel Baker of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Mill man and machinist
Service number
B/55955
Engagement
1941-09-20
Disembarked
1944-07-26, France
Date of death
1944-09-17
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row E | Grave 10
Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Signaller.

The Algonquin war diary reports on September 16, 1944: During the day the carrier patrol under Capt Alexander was ambushed in the village of Damme on our flank square 8903 F and B sheet 21 and 31. Ptes Baker and Pte Williams were killed and civilians report that Capt Alexander, Sgt McCauley, Pte Watt, Pte Leonard, Cpl Christensen were all wounded and taken prisoner. Ptes Batty (wounded) and Gibbon were successful in escaping with the two carriers. (The 12th Manitoba Dragoons on taking the town the next day buried Pte Baker and Pte Williams and saw no sign of the others who had been taken prisoner.)

Pte Baker his service records report on several files that he was killed on September 17, 1944.