002 – Bakes, Batchler & Shaw

Private Herbert Bakes Died of disease
24 April 1919

Herbert Bakes, a 21 year old farm labourer from Quamby Brook, who volunteered for enlistment in late May 1918. He was allotted to the Tasmanian Reinforcements that departed Australia on 5 October 1918. On the voyage to England, Private Bakes spent time in hospital on board the SS Zealandic. On arrival in England he was al-lotted to the 12th Battalion and marched into the 1st Training Battalion, hostilities having ceased.

On 22nd January 1919 he was admitted to the 1st Australian General Hospital located at Sutton Veny suffering from Bronchitis. Two days later he died from bronchial pneumonia. Private Herbert Bakes was buried in the military section in the grounds of St. John the Evangelist at Sutton Veny on 28th January 1919. He was accorded a full military funeral with the coffin being draped in the Australian flag and borne to the graveside on a gun carriage. The Last Post was played and the firing party fired off three volleys over the grave.