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  • A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery
  • A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery
  • A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery
  • A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery
  • A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery

Item: GB5702

A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery

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A Fine Crimean War Group to the Bombardier Baker; Royal Artillery

Crimea Medal, SEBASTOPOL (Gr W.L. BAKER. R.A); Turkish Crimea Medal (Gr W.K. BAKER. R.A); and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Type with British coat-of-arms obverse (3272 BOMBr Wm BAKER 11th Bde R.A.). Naming is engraved on the two Crimea medals, inverted, naming on the ALSGCM is impressed. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, semi-dark patinas, edge wear and contacts marks on the Crimea Medal, edge nicks on the ALSGCM, very fine. Accompanied by a copy of his Discharge Certificate with Service Records, the Roll of the 6th Battalion, Royal Artillery confirming he was inCrimea between October 1854 and September 1855 and the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Roll confirming his awarding of the medal in September 1871. Footnote: William L. Baker began was born in Yeovil, Somerset, England and enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on January 31, 1849, at the age of 18. During the Crimean War while serving with the 4th Major C.J. Arbuthnot's Copmany, 6th Battalion, he was slightly wounded while in minor actions at Sebastopol on April 16, 1855. He is documented as a Gunner & Driver when he was slightly wounded at The Assault on the Quarries on June 6, 1855. Gunner Baker was discharged from service twelve years and three days later, having completed his term of duty. He re-engaged for service with the Royal Artillery on October 21, 1861, was promoted to Bombardier on March 1, 1865, then reverted to Gunner (Corporal) on December 29, 1865. He was transferred to the 4th Brigade, Royal Artillery on December 6, 1866, was promoted to Bombardier on December 1, 1868 and was transferred to the 11th Brigade, Royal Artillery on April 1, 1869. Bombardier William Baker was discharged from active service with the Royal Artillery on October 17, 1871 at Aldershot, at the age of 38, his conduct noted as "Very Good".
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