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Baker, Girtle Louis


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Notes:
Regiment number: 487385

He enlisted on December 3, 1915 at Montreal, Quebec. Baker was sent overseas with the 5th University Company and later joined the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry in the field on May 12, 1917. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war at Avion, July 3, 1917. He died in captivity on July 6, 1917.

Private Girtle Louis Baker was the son of John and Frances Baker of Hespeler, Ontario. He was born on February 18, 1888 in Hespeler.

He is buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez, France.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1915-1917
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Baker, Girtle Louis ; Baker, John
Local identifier:
WW1_B_031
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4334
    Latitude: 43.4334 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of enlistment:
    Quebec, Canada
    fltLatitude: 45.50884
    Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
  • Place of military service:
    France, France
    fltLatitude: 46
    Latitude: 46 Longitude: 2
  • Place of capture:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.4
    Latitude: 50.4 Longitude: 2.83333
  • Place of internment and death:
    North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    fltLatitude: 52.28333
    Latitude: 52.28333 Longitude: 8.51667
  • Place of burial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.38333
    Latitude: 50.38333 Longitude: 2.75
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Terms of Use:
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Full Text

Baker, Girtle L.

Private.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Hespeler.

Methodist.

He enlisted with 5th Company Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry and had been in France two and a half years when he died of wounds at Lemburg Prison Camp, Germany on July 6, 1917.

He was twenty-nine years of age.

Baker, Girtle Louis
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Baker, Girtle Louis


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.