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2nd/6th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Remembered with honour as H Baker at the War Memorial at Dunkirk, and appears to be this man, born at Hickmans Green in 1889, the son of George and Catherine Baker. George came from Hickmans Green abd Catherine from Teynham. In the 1891 census the family were living at Broomfield, near Reculver, and by the 1901 census they had moved to Chatham, where Harry’s father George was working as a miller; Harry is listed on the 1901 census as 12 years old, one of four sons, and he had an older sister Ada. In 1915, Harry married Florence Sykes in Hackney, and the marriage certificate gives his occupation as Barman.
No service record has yet been found, but Private Harry Samuel Baker is remembered with honour at Cologne Southern Cemetery in Germany. It is reasonable to assume, therefore, that Harry was a prisoner of war.
The CWGC website includes the following additional information:
National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1891, 1901 and 1911 England census database.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
Photos - CWGC
Cologne Southern Cemetery