Private Harold Alfred Baker

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Reference WMO/272626

Address:

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin

Chain Street

Reading

RG1 2HX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: 6139 Private Harold Alfred Baker, 58th Company (Berkshire), 15th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. From Reading, England. Volunteered for service with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during during the Second Anglo Boer War 1899-1902. Died unmarried aged 21 years of enteric fever (typhoid) at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Deelfontein, Cape Colony, South Africa. He was buried in Deelfontein Cemetery, Northern Cape, South Africa. He is also commemorated on the Berkshire Yeomanry War Memorial outside Forbury Gardens, opposite The Crown Court, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire (see https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/216841/).
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Erected by the County of Berkshire in memory of Private Harold Alfred Baker, 58th Company Imperial Yeomanry, aged 22 years, who died of enteric fever at Deelfontein, South Africa on 4th June 1900.

Harold Alfred Baker

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