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Henry Charles Baker enlisted as a Private in the 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers on the 10th of August 1898. His age on enlistment was 18 years and 11 months and his home address was given as 2, Waterford Road in Wandsworth, London. In civilian life Baker was a postman in London.

Upon his enlistment Baker was given Regimental Number 5998 and was assigned to "E" Company of the regiment. The 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers (Post Office Rifles) formed the nucleus of the Army Post Office Corps during the war in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. Baker served with the unit during that war and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [NATAL] and [TRANSVAAL].