Born in Tilbury, ON., the son of Elizabeth Baker of 132 Queen St., Chatham, ON.Prior to his enlistment Harvey Baker work on the linotype staff at the Chatham Daily News.
Transferred from Kent Regiment to a Canadian Infantry Unit and served as a sergeant instructor 5 1/2 years. Was invalided home with a foot infection and later served as instructor at Farnham, Quebec and was later on sent back overseas again.
L/Cpl. Baker and Pte. Jack Mclaren of the First Kent Regt. were reported home on a furlough from New Westminister, BC. CDN 21/08/42.