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George Alexander Baker

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Wommie99 Report 1 May 2021 15:50

I have a photograph of my grandfather George Baker in Uniform and I have been told that he was in the Army but I don't know anything more than that. When I research his name it appears to be quite common so i am having problems finding MY grandfather. Does anyone have any suggestions where else I can search to trace him? I realise this is a big ask but having researched my maternal side back to 1700's. I am very frustrated with not being able to find Granddad so any suggestions will be very welcome. ThANK YOU irene.


ErikaH Report 1 May 2021 16:05

His dates would be helpful - and birthplace.

When/who did he marry?

Where have you looked? We can't suggest 'where else' without knowing that............


greyghost Report 1 May 2021 16:14

When and where was your Grandfather born.

When and where did he marry and who to

UK WW1 records are online - if part of the 30% that have survived.

However records of anyone serving post 1920, including WW2 are still with MOD. This site will give you info. on how to obtain these records at a cost of £30 and a long wait to receive them if found.


ErikaH Report 4 May 2021 16:24

Found this record..............

First name(s) George Alexander
Last name Baker
Birth year -
Birth town London
Birth county Middlesex
Birth country England
Service number 4067
Regiment Army Service Corps
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
The National Archives

Aged 17 years 10 months on 27th July 1898
Last residence: 44 Knott Street, Stepney

First name(s) George Alexander
Last name Baker
Service number T/14021
Rank Driver
Badge number 37657
Enlistment date 21-Jul-1898
Discharge date 10-Oct-1914
Regiment/unit Army Service Corps.
Cause of discharge Sickness Para 392 (xvi)
Badge date of issue 21-Mar-1917 case the OP ever returns