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Basil Rupert Baker

In memory of:

Captain and Quartermaster Basil Rupert Baker

May 7, 1917
Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom

Military Service






Canadian Army Medical Corps

Additional Information


June 27, 1875
Askham, Westmoreland, United Kingdom


October 20, 1914
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Reverend Charles-Henry-Coryndon Baker (deceased in 1916) and Lyndon-Emily Evanson (deceased in 1903), of Newham, Hook, Hamphire, England. He stated being born in 1878 when he enlisted.

He married in England to Margaret-Maud-Muriel Arundel-Whitheley in 1903 but he stated being single when he enlisted in 1914.

He had served as an officer with the British Army in the South African War and later with the Canadian Army as a career soldier. He was the first one to enlist with the 22th Battalion (service number 61001) and served as regimental quartermaster sergeant, then, after being promoter officer, as lieutenant quartermaster. He served in France with the unit but was evacuated in England due to a bronchitis. Because his health situation, he was transferred to serve with the Medical Corps, as a captain quartermaster at the Granville Canadian Special Hospital, in Ramsgate. He died there a year later of pneumonia.

Commemorated on Page 195 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Kent, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

L.B. 16.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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