Arthur Baker was born in about 1890 in Wolverhampton, the son of Edwin and Sarah Ann Baker. In 1901 they were at 2 Shakespeare Passage, together with Arthur’s brothers, Edwin and George, and sisters Athalia and Sarah A. Arthur attended St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School in East Street. Edwin Baker died later that year at the age of 44.
Arthur enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (number 10541). During his service, he took part in the historic landing in the Dardanelles. However, on 5 May 1915, he was seriously wounded, and he later died from these wounds. The account in the Midland Counties Express of 25 November 1916 has his date of death as 10 May 1915, but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission states it was 7 June 1915. He is remembered at the Port Said War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt.