A biography of the military career of Private Arthur Baker who served in G/17193 Royal Sussex Regiment
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Private Arthur Baker

Serving Soldiers' Biographies

Private Arthur Baker G/17193 Royal Sussex Regiment

Arthur Baker was born in 1898 in Chapel Yard (Booth Place) to Joseph Baker and Mary Ann nee Goodman.

He attended Eaton Bray School and can be found in 1911 living in the High Street with his Grandfather Benjamin Goodman.

Arthur enlisted in Luton and was sent to France with the Royal Sussex Regiment.

On 4th of November 1918 the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment led the attack at Lock 1 Bois de II Abbaye on the Oise-Sambre Canel where it is thought Arthur was wounded.

He died the following day from wounds only 6 days from the end of the war.

Arthur was buried in Premont British Cemetery Aisne France Grave 11 A 21

Lock 1 Battlefield November 1918
Lock 1 Battlefield November 1918 showing the ground at which the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex advanced.