HONOURING A FAMILY TRADITION
THERE is a rich tradition of service in the Baker family.
Young John, Sean and Max will honour their father Major Don Baker tomorrow.
They will also remember the service of their greatgreat-grandfather Neil Septimus — who fought in some of the most famous battles of World War I.
Major Baker said his family history inspired him to serve his country.
“Remembrance Day is especially important to our family, as we remember the sacrifice that occurred,” he said. “My great grandfather was one of a handful of survivors of the 57th Battalion, 15 Brigade, 5th Division. He luckily survived Fromelles and the battles of the Somme.”
Eight-year-old Sean said that he was proud of both his forebears.
“Remembrance Day is a day that we can be thankful for those soldiers that went to war to help keep us safe and protect our freedom,” Sean said.
“I am very lucky to have a great-great-grandfather and dad that would do something like this.”
Major Don Baker with sons John, 3, Sean, 8, and Max, 6. Inset: Major Baker’s greatgrandfather Neil Septimus Picture: Justin Lloyd.