Bromley War Memorial

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Frederick Edward Baker

12/01/1878 - 01/12/1918
Frederick Edward Baker
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery
Other Memorials: St Mary's Church, Bromley, St Andrew's Church, Bromley

Place of birth: Kennington, Surrey
Last known address in Bromley: 19 Gladwell Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Rank: Sapper
Number: 184061

Family information

Parents: Frederick Edward & Emma Charlotte Baker (nee Crickitt)
Parents' occupation: Marble mason
Siblings: William Henry (d), Albert George, Emma Charlotte, Marion Daisy
Wife: (1) Mary Ann Malthouse (2) Elizabeth Mackett
Children: (1) Lilian Elsie (2) Frederick Edward, Harold George, Marjorie Dorothy Irene, Kenneth Raymond

Census information

Address: 21 Sancroft Street, Kennington
Address: 43 Esher Street, Kennington
Occupation: Stone & marble mason
Address: 115 Malham Road, Forest Hill
Occupation: Stone & marble mason

Extra details

Frederick was the eldest of Frederick Edward & Emma Charlotte Baker's five children. He followed his father's occupation as a stone and marble mason, working in Horseferry Road, Westminster.

He married Mary Ann Malthouse on 1st April 1899 and they had one daughter, Lilian Elsie. By 1911 Frederick is living with Elizabeth Mackett (married 1 years) however they do not marry until 4th February 1914, no death has been identified for Mary Ann.

He enlisted in the Royal Engineers in December 1915 and was mobilised in June 1916, being passed for general service and was sent to Conway, in Wales. He was subsequently put into a lower category and sent to Brightlingsea, in Essex, where he remained until hospitalised on 15th November 1918. Frederick died from pneumonia following influenza. His funeral took place on 7th December at Plaistow Cemetery with full military honours.

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