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
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
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
Picture Source – Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour