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George Harold Baker

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel George Harold Baker

June 2, 1916

Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Military Service


Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

November 4, 1877
Sweetsburg, Québec

Son of the Hon. George Barnard Baker, K.C. (member of the Senate of Canada), and Jane Percival Cowan Baker. Lt.-Col. G. H. Baker was a member of the House of Commons, Canada.

Commemorated on the Lieutenant-Colonel George Harold Baker Statue.

Commemorated on Page 49 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. G. 1.

Location:

POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 10.5 Km west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinge itself. From Ieper Poperinge is reached via N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J.Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the town of Poperinge the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinge ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolan. The POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 100 metres from the ring road level with Onze Vrouwedreef on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 457 of 1072.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Honor Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Statue– Statue dedicated to Lieutenant Colonel George Harold Baker.  Located inside the Canadian Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Close up of Statue
  • Photo 2 of Statue
  • Inscription– Inscriptions carved in stone on the base and sides of the statue.
  • Plaque– Additional information.
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of George Harold Baker– Lt. Colonel George Harold Baker, Member of Parliament for Brome
  • Photo of George Harold Baker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of George Harold Baker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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