Baker, Robert John

Regimental Number: 2663548
Rank: Gunner
Branch: 78th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery; Reserve Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery; 10th Canadian Siege Battery

Robert “Bob” Baker was born in Caledonia, Ontario on May 3, 1885. He arrived in the Peace country in April 1912, coming by stage coach over the Edson Trail, and settled in the Hythe area. Bob was drafted in March of 1918 and served in the 78th Field Artillery in France and Belgium. At the time when the Armistice was signed, Bob was engaged in the Battle of Mons. After the war, Bob took a soldier’s grant and purchased a second quarter of land. He married Alice Giberson on May 15, 1930. Bob died on February 11, 1983 and was buried in the Hythe cemetery.

Source: Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 48; Pioneer Round Up p. 177 & 4a