Private and Driver Harold R. Baker

 

Private and Driver Harold R. Baker (aged 21) of the Royal Army Service Corps, attached to the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment (Crossbarry ambush)

Date of incident: 19 March 1921

Sources: Death Certificate, 19 March 1921; CE, 21, 22, 23 March 1921; CC, 21, 23 March 1921; Times, 21 March 1921; FJ, 22 March 1921; CCE, 26 March 1921; Deasy (1973), 348-50; Military Inquests, WO 35/152/75 (TNA); Peter Kearney’s WS 444, 5-9 (BMH); William Norris’s WS 595, 9-11 (BMH); William Desmond’s WS 832, 37-44, 48-49 (BMH); Michael Coleman’s WS 1254, 13-16 (BMH); William McCarthy’s WS 1255, 8-11 (BMH); Timothy Warren’s WS 1275, 14-15 (BMH); Timothy Keohane’s WS 1295, 9-11 (BMH); Daniel Holland’s WS 1341, 9-12 (BMH); Michael J. Crowley’s WS 1603, 18-20 (BMH); James Doyle’s WS 1640, 17-20 (BMH); Florence Begley’s WS 1771, 1-5 (BMH); Rebel Cork’s FS, 157-60; “The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area,” Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 96; Kautt (2010), 138-48; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/crossbarry-ambush/baker/baker.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/crossbarry-ambush/crossbarry.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).  

 

Note: Driver Baker was one of the ten fatalities incurred by British forces in the Crossbarry ambush of 19 March 1921. He was mortally wounded in the ambush.

 


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