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Baker Arthur Ernest Charles
42nd Bn. Australian Infantry
Grafton , New South Wales
12 october 1917
Son of Arthur Benjamin and Mary Ann Baker.
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery N°3
Plot II , Row L , Stone 21
Eye witness account of Pvte. Spreen 42nd Bn. AIF
'He was in "B' Coy , 7th Platoon.
I knew him slightly , he was medium height and build , dark , sometimes had a moustache .
On the 12th Octobre we were in supports near Ypres abour 11pm .
Baker was was close to me , about a yard away , a shell dropped about 20 yards behind us .
A part of it hit Baker in the arm and ripped up his side.
I helped to dress him with Pvte. Hicks .
We the carried him to the Dressing Station which was about 30 yards away and left him there.
He was very bad. He was conscious part of the time and was alive when we got to the Dressing Station.
I saw him taken away from the Dressing Station . I heard nothing more of him'