Arthur George Baker
Private 19711 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 11th Battalion
Enlisted: Mansfield, Notts.
Killed in Action Flanders 1st Oct 1916 : Age 28
Thiepval Memorial, Pier and face 10C,10D and 11A
Private 19711 Arthur George Baker was born 23rd April 1888, plus baptised June at Ditchingham, Norfolk. Parents marriage on 1st Nov 1882 between Mr Edward Baker and Miss Sarah Ann Felgate from Hedenham, relates birthplace for all three children. Relocation names entire household from Mansfield 1891 census, headed by coal miner Mr Edward Baker 36. Wife Mrs Sarah Ann Baker 37, mothers Robert N M 7, Nellie Maria 5 and Arthur George 2. New Hucknall Colliery housing invites a final move.
Mr Arthur George Baker also followed father and elder brother into hewing coals underground shortly after 1901 Hucknall-under-Huthwaite census addressed tied Newcastle Street family housing. Death of Edward aged 49 in year 1905 finds widow Sarah Ann assisting a Rudkin household by 1911 Sutton census. Their youngest son Arthur had by then started his own family.
Mr Arthur George Baker married Miss Elizabeth Ann Morley from Sutton-in-Ashfield, registered at Mansfield Q2 1909. Continuing to hew coals from New Hucknall Colliery afforded their own family home at 48 Newcastle Street. Huthwaite 1911 census headed by Arthur George 22, lists wife Mrs Elizabeth Ann Baker recently mothering two sons, Arthur 1 and Robert William 1 month.
Pte 19711 Arthur George Baker enlisted for military service at Mansfield. Joining the Sherwood Foresters posted to France with 11th Battalion, Notts & Derbys Regiment simply dated killed in action 1st October 1916, to now calculate 28 years age. Thiepval Memorial commemorates thousands of soldiers with no known graves. A G Baker is memorialised on the Huthwaite Cenotaph, while gaining additional Roll of Honour fully named on the Huthwaite Methodist Church members memorial plaque.
A widowed Mrs Elizabeth Ann Baker was named beneficiary with young children furthermore naming Arthur, Ethel Iris, Maisie.