Baker, Col. George Harold, 1877-1916

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Baker, Col. George Harold, 1877-1916

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George Harold Baker (regt. no. 781664) was born on November 4, 1877 in the village of Sweetsburg. He served in the Canadian Militia (with the 6th Hussars and 13th Scottish Light Dragoons) and lived in Bolton Centre before enlisting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force for Overseas Service on May 31, 1915. Before the outbreak of the War, he was a lawyer by training and was elected MP for Brome in 1911. While serving overseas, he remained a sitting MP. Upon enlistment, he joined the ranks of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles with the rank of Lt-Colonel. The 5th C.M.R. sailed from Canada on July 18 1915 and landed in France on October 24, 1915. Baker was wounded on 3 June 1916 and subsequently died of his wounds later that day.


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Religion: Church of England
Married: No
Children: None
Awards & Citations: Eligible for 1914-1915 Star.

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