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15/01/2020
15/01/2020 Neither is there any information on the exact location of the accident.
15/01/2020 The CWGC record Private James Baker as the son of Edward and Ada Baker, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.
15/01/2020 Private Bakerís remains were returned home to England and he was buried in Norton-In-The-Moors (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. His inscription reads: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY. R.I.P.
15/01/2020 There was a Raymond Mayer, also with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, who died on 24th May 1942. He too was 23 years old.
15/01/2020 The man listed is Ďbest-fití with the information available. However, there is no information on who the other man who died was.
15/01/2020 The report below details the death of two soldiers who died crossing the River Blackwater in May 1942.
15/01/2020 Private James Baker was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, when he died on 23rd May 1942. He was 23 years old.
15/01/2020 James Baker was the son of Edward and Ada Baker, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.
15/01/2020 Two soldiers lost their lives on the River Blackwater on Sunday afternoon. They were crossing the river from Tyrone to Armagh in a small boat when they fell into the water. Police commenced dragging operations immediately, but up to Monday night the bodies have not been recovered. One of the bodies was recovered later. It was that of Private James Baker of Burnley.
15/01/2020
15/01/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 30th May 1942: Soldiers Drowned in Blackwater
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