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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joshua Caleb Baker

In memory of:

Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker

February 12, 2010


Military Service






The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)


General Campaign Star and Sacrifice Medal

Additional Information


June 14, 1985
Scarborough, Ontario


September 24, 2003
Willowdale, Ontario

Son of Janet Baker of Ajax, Ontario. Grandson of Lillian Baker of Scarborough, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 237 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

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Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Baker.  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Memorial– For Joshua's Birthday In 2010 I Honoured Him By Personalizing My License Plate - He Will Always Be Mom's Hero - Love, Mom
  • Photo of Joshua Caleb Baker
  • Photo of Joshua Caleb Baker– Watching My Mother From Heaven.
  • Mother And Son
  • Memorial– Joshua's Legacy Begins - Joshua And I Both Attended Ellesmere-Statton Public School And Because Of That, It Held A Very Special Meaning To Me As His Mother. After Meeting With The Principle And Discussing What Could Be Done To Best Honour Joshua We Decided A Brand New Basketball Court Was The Perfect Legacy To Represent The Ultimate Sacrifice He Made For His Country. On September 12th, 2013 This Basketball Court Was Dedicated In Joshua's Honour.
  • Memorial– The Full View Of Joshua's Brand New Basketball Court Done In Honour Of Him - Love, Mom
  • Photo of Joshua Caleb Baker– My Little Cub - Love, Mom
  • Love, Mom
  • Memorial– Joshua's Legacy Continues - Joshua Was Born And Raised On Canish Road, So As His Mother I Thought It Would Be A Wonderful Legacy For Him To Have The Street Named In His Honour. I Did Not Want To Change The Name Of The Street For That Is What Joshua Knew It As, But Instead I Wanted To Have His Name Added Above It. After Fighting For Just Over 2 Years To Have This Done, My Mission Was Accomplished. On September 18th, 2014 I Stood At The Intersection Of Canlish And Ellendale Facing The Very Home Joshua Grew Up In As The City Dedicated The Street In Joshua's Honour. I Personally Had The Privilege Of Speaking That Day And Addressed My Son In Heaven Telling Him "This Street Is Dedicated From Your Mother, With Love". I Know In My Heart Joshua Would Be So Proud Of What I Had Done For Him And Would Be Smiling In Heaven With Such Great Pride.
  • Memorial– Dedicated In Your Honour, Joshua - Love, Mom
  • Memorial– Every Year For The First 5 Years After Joshua Was Killed I Honoured My Son By Orchestrating A Tribute To Keep His Memory Alive. For Those That Attended I Wanted To Display As Many Aspects Of Joshua's Life In Order For Them To Understand Who Joshua Was. As His Mother I Feel I Accomplished My Goal.
  • Memorial– These Were Joshua's Dress Boots On Display At His Tribute.
  • Memorial– Joshua Was Born And Raised A Christian. His Faith In The Lord Remained Very Strong Throughout The Course Of His Life. Those In Afghanistan Always Remember Seeing Joshua Reading His Bible At Any Given Opportunity He Had. He Was Never Ashamed Of Who He Was.
  • Flag– This Flag Was Personally Made By A Company Who Graciously Donated It To Me In Joshua's Honour.
  • Photo of Joshua Caleb Baker– This Picture Was Taken Of Joshua In Afghanistan On Duty. It Was One Of His Favourites - Love, Mom
  • Medals– These Are Joshua's Medals And Beret. To My Horror, I Was Not Given Them When He Was Killed. In Joshua's Will It Stated Clearly That 100 Percent Of His Personal Belongings Come To Me, His Mother. I First Had To Fight To Have The Very Military He Served Recognize That His Medals And Beret Were Classified As Personal Belongings. Once That Was Established The Military Had No Choice But To Go And Get His Medals And Beret And Give Them To Me. Exactly One Year To The Date Of Joshua Being Killed I Finally Was Handed What Joshua Wanted Me To Have, That Being His Medals And Beret. It Was Quite The Fight I Had To Endure But One Well Worth It In The End. I Know Joshua Would Be So Proud That I Never Gave Up Fighting The Battle And Because Of That I Won The War.

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