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BakerRobert JosephCaptainBAKER, ROBERT JOSEPH, Captain, was born 28 April, 1857, in County Dublin, son of John Baker, and Mrs Baker. He was educated privately. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, as Acting Army Service Corps Officer, afterwards Supply Officer; was present at the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, and in the operations in Cape Colony. He was twice mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Robert Joseph Baker, Captain, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In recognition of services in the operations in South Africa". Major Baker retired from the Service in 1911. In the European War he was employed from 1914-19 in the Remount Service. He married, 24 November 1880, Florence Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of J B Meerwald, Ceylon Civil Service, and they had three sons, born on 17 September 1881; 23 July 1884 and 9 June, 1885, and three daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BakerRobert W772SergeantSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 2nd Contingent NSW Mounted Rifles
BakerRobert W4165Trooper2nd Brabant's Horse
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Brabant's Horse
BakerRoyle A4892PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
1st (King's) Dragoon Guards
BakerS4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BakerSSergeantNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Northern District Mounted Rifles
BakerS613TrooperList of medals returned from Cape Town
Source: QSA medal roll in WO100/246
Colonial Light Horse
BakerSSource: Medal rollsDorsetshire Regiment
BakerS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
BakerSSource: WO100/286Uitenhage TG
BakerSAble SeamanQSA (1) Nat. Ref: 175.064.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Terrible
BakerS3215PrivateQSA (4). Prisoner, near Derdepoort, 11 Jul 00. Released.
Source: QSA medal rolls
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
BakerS28126TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls70th Company, 18th Btn, IY
BakerS1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
BakerSE Squadron
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Cape Colonial Forces
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