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BAKER, Thomas Charles Richmond DFC MM & Bar

Captain Thomas Charles Richmond Baker DFC MM & Bar

9470, Captain Thomas Charles Richmond Baker DFC MM & Bar

Australian Field Artillery – 16th Battery

6th Field Artillery Brigade

No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Recommended for Military Medal

Awarded Military Medal – 25th July, 1917

Citation:

At GUEUDECOURT as telephonist to F.O.O. showed great gallantry on the 11th December, 1916. The O.P. was on a forward slope in our front line system and under observation and constant attention of enemy snipers. BAKER when endeavuring to maintain communication went four times through enemy barrage, which ultimately completely destroyed the O.P. trench, and repaired the line in thirty places while under heavy fire. During the last six weeks BAKER has on several occasions rendered equally good service and shown great devotion to duty.

Recommended for Bar to Military Medal

Awarded Bar to Military Medal – 20th December, 1917

No citation available.

Recommended for Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross – 23rd May, 1919

Citation:

This Officer has carried out some forty low flying raids on hostile troops, aerodromes, etc. and has taken part in numerous offensive patrols; he has, in addition, destroyed eight hostile machines. In all these operations he has shown exceptional initiative and dash, never hesitating to lead his formation against overwhelming odds, nor shrinking from incurring personal danger.

Killed in Action – 4th November, 1918
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ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading – No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Picture Source – Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour

 
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