King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Baker, Frank Farmer

Private ▪ Artists' Rifles

Frank Farmer Baker, born on 27th March 1887, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1896, aged 8. He lived with his parents, Alfred and Eliza, on Strensham Road, Moseley. His father was a wholesale draper. There appears to be next to no reference to Frank in any School records, other than to his matriculation.

Frank enlisted as a Private Soldier in the Artists Rifles through its Officer Training Corps. He was killed in November 1917 at Passchendaele, aged thirty. His body was never found but he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He left his estate, totalling £4,444, to his father.