Robert Baker was the son of Frederick and Clara Jane Baker, of Oxford; husband of Dorothy May Baker, of Banstead, Surrey. He enlisted in The Ox and Bucks Light Infantry and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Baker successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and took part in operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Baker was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 21, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 24 March 1947.
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