Baker Charles Talbot Lieutenant (Canloan) 62

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Name Baker Charles Talbot
Army number 62
Rank Lieutenant (Canloan)
Date of birth Born 1923/24, presumably in Canada.
Age 20
Unit Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Volunteered for CANLOAN scheme. Attached to 11th Bn DLI 13/4/1944. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 24/6/1944 with 11th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 24-Jun-44. Initially interred 25/6/1944 at Cristot Map 7/F1 reference 879.698.
Home address Son of Robert Falconer and Frances Ruby Baker, Port Colborne, Ontario, CANADA. CANLOAN Officer. Re-buried Grave 4/6/1945 I. A. 6. Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS".
Source table 11DLI

Unfortunately, the DLI Roll of Honour omits all CANLOAN Officers from the list of those Officers from other Regiments killed, or died of wounds, while serving with the DLI.

The CWGC documentation includes incorrect dates for Lt Baker's re-burial, as the original form shows 4/6/1944 - three weeks before he was killed in action. The final version shows 4/6/1945 as the re-burial date but that has been altered manually back to 4/6/1944, which cannot be correct. It is assumed 4/6/1945 is the correct date.