THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BAKER Frank
14556, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 12 March 1919
For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of Le Quesnoy on 4 November 1918.  During the attack, whilst doing consistently good work throughout the day he rushed two machine-gun posts and captured the garrison.  Later, with two men, he was instrumental in capturing a battery of 4.2 and 7.7 mm guns, taking prisoners three of the crew.  His exceptional coolness and magnificent dash were a very fine example to the men in his platoon

Military Medal
Gazetted 13 September 1918
For gallant and brave conduct during a minor operation near Hebuterne on the night of 4/5 May 1918.  He showed utter disregard for danger in the manner in which he successfully  led his section against an enemy strong post.  By his example and determination  he kept his men together  and successfully repelled determined enemy bombing attacks.  His conduct throughout the action was worthy of the highest commendation.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 18 December 1888, Inglewood, NZ
Died 20 Jan 1961