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Name Christopher Baker
Nick Name  
Last Known Address 4 North View, Fulwell, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances

Married to Jane with 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Son of Christopher and Annie Baker.

Unit of Service "C" Coy, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders, 51st Division.
Number and Rank 2886334. Private.
Date & Place of Death 30th April 1989. Sunderland Royal Infirmary.   Aged 74.
Grave Location
(if known)
Mere Knolls Cemetary, Fulwell, Sunderland.
Where Commemorated
(if known)

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

Christopher was awarded the 1939 - 1945 Star, The Africa Star, (with 8th Army Clasp) The Italy Star, The France and Germany Star, and The 1939 - 1945 War Medal.

He had been involved in the Battle of El Alamein in North Africa, Sicily and the "D - Day" landings.


Other general information. online links, images etc.

Christopher was born just after the outbreak of WW1 on the 20th September 1914 in Hetton-Le-Hole.

After leaving school he worked at the age of 14 as a Rivet Catcher in the shipyards and then at Robson's Sawmill in Roker.

When married he lived at 2 Harrold Street, Hendon and then 23 Olive Street during the WW2 years.

He worked as a Goods Porter at Monkweamouth Station for London North East Railways (L.N.E.R.).

After the war he returned to L.N.E.R. working as a Lengthman.



Below: Christophers Medals.


Below: Christopher's Service and Casualty Form.


Christopher's Notification of Release.


















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