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John Howard Baker, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1897
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1919, France

John Howard Baker was the son of John Howard and Addie Frances (Prescott) Baker. After being educated in the Andover Public Schools, he was employed in a jewelry store. On May 18, 1917, he enlisted in Battery B, 2nd Field Artillery, Massachusetts National Guard, which became Battery F, 102nd Field Artillery, 26th Division, U.S. Army. He reported for duty on July 25, was mustered in on August 6, and went overseas on September 22, 1917. According to ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE WORLD WAR, Baker "participated in all the fierce fighting of the summer and fall of the following year. After passing through many battles without a wound, he finally, after the armistice, contracted bronchial pneumonia, and died in a military hospital..." Originally buried in France, in 1921 his remains were reinterred in the Edson Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts, and "a salvo from a French '75,' similar to that which he had so often supplied with ammunition along the front, was a last sign of respect to his memory from his former 'buddies.'" Sources: ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE WORLD WAR ed. by Claude M. Fuess, pub. by the Town of Andover (The Andover Press, 1921), pp. 55-56; THE GOLD STAR RECORD OF MASSACHUSETTS, Vol. 2, ed. by Eben Putnam (Boston: The Commonwealth of Mass., 1929), p. 88. 
Family links: 
  John Howard Baker (1846 - 1942)
  Addie Frances Prescott Baker (1860 - 1942)
  William Baker (1891 - 1891)*
  Edith Mae Baker Cook (1892 - 1959)*
  Ralph Fielding Baker (1895 - 1958)*
  Raymond P Baker (1896 - 1896)*
  John Howard Baker (1897 - 1919)
  Addie Frances Baker Finucane (1898 - 1959)*
  Stephen M Baker (1901 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Edson Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Kami Cook
Originally Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Nov 25, 2010
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John Howard Baker, Jr
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John Howard Baker, Jr
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Thank You for being a soldier. Even though you didnt make it home.
- Kami Cook
 Added: May. 25, 2012
thank you
 Added: May. 30, 2011
May you rest in Peace, I am ever so greatful for those buddies of yours that paid to have you reinterred in MA instead of you being in France away from your family.
- Kami Cook
 Added: May. 28, 2011
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