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8698 SERJEANT JAMES BAKER, 2ND.LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT, KILLED IN ACTION BATTLE OF LANGEMARCK, 17 AUGUST 1917 :

1914 Star (8698 Pte. 2/Linc: R.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (8698 A.Sjt. Linc. R.): Memorial Plaque (James Baker) : (JAMES BAKER - Born Hackney, London around 1890 and enlisted at Stratford, Essex : Entered the war in France on 5 November 1914 with 2nd.Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment : In March 1915 the Regiment fought at Neuve Capelle where it suffered the loss of over 300 men killed or wounded : It was again in action at Ambers Ridge in May and Bois Grenier in September resulting in further casualties : In 1916 at Albert on the Somme between 1-13 July it had 285 men killed or wounded and during October was again in action on the Somme at Zenith Trench : During March and April 1917 the Regiment took heavy casualties at Hindenburg Line and again at Pilckem Ridge between late July and early August : On 16 August 1917 the Battle of Langemarck commenced and the Regiment was again in action at Westhoek Ridge where it suffered the loss of three Officers and 171 Other Ranks, killed or wounded on the first day of the battle : The recipient was killed in action on 17 August 1917, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial : He was 27 years of age at the date of his death and was the son of George and Emma Baker of 11 Marion Street, Homerton, London.) : Sold with verification; copy CWGC information; copy extract taken from Battalion War Diary and related research : No indication of entitlement to 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp shown on Medal Information Card : GVF - £425