Sergeant William M Baker


Sergeant William Baker, resident of Gargunnock, he was serving with the 11th Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, when he died of wounds on Thursday 2nd August 1917.
The son of Edward Gustavus and Francis Baker of Glasgow, William was aged 38 when he succumbed to his wounds in No 23 Casualty Clearing Station, in Belgium. Sergeant Baker was an ex regular soldier who had served 18 years with the colours, having first joined as a 14 year old boy. He fought in the South African campaign and held the Queen’s medal with four bars and the King’s medal with two bars.
Sergeant Baker’s father was also a regular soldier serving as a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. William Baker left a young son orphaned having lost his wife the previous year. Seargeant Baker is buried at the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Leper, Belgium.