BAKER, Herbert Valentine

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Derbyshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241761
Born: 
Monday, February 14, 1916
Died : 
Wednesday, January 31, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Herbert Valentine Baker 1 Commando
Lance Corporal Herbert Baker died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Herbert was the son of Albert and Harriet Baker, and husband of Beatrice Ellen Baker, of Handsworth, Birmingham.
In 1939 he was Police Constable 396 residing at 26 Slater Avenue, Derby. His name is amongst those commemorated on the WW2 Memorial Board located at Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters, Coach Road, Ripley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
The 1939 Register covering Derby.
Image of the Memorial at the IWM ref. 55476.
Linked Content below.
[Image: CVA Gallery].
 
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