Edmund Henry Buckingham Baker DSO, RN

Born  7 Sep 1900Lucknow India
Died   1983(82)North Curry Somerset


1 May 1917 Mid.
15 Dec 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1920 S.Lt.
15 May 1922 Lt.
15 May 1930 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Cdr.
31 Dec 1943 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jul 1953


4 Apr 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Edmund Henry Buckingham Baker, RN

HMS Scott (J 79)Cdr.Minesweeper7 Oct 193915 Apr 1940

Career information

Born September 7 1900 in Lucknow India, 1st saw service as Midshipman at battle of Jutland WW1, joined Hydrographic division,surveyed in Labrador,Middle East and British Isles.At start of WW2 was on survey duties.By 1943 was sent to Leros in the Aegean to assist with Allied defenses.Was captured when German forces took over the island. Interned in Kriegsmarine Prison Camp until end of war. Returned to survey duties after war,and in 1952 was commander of led ship for the Queens Coronation Spithead Review. Retired 1953, died 1983 at North Curry Somerset.

CO Kellett" 10/34-1/37 : CO Challenger" 1/37-10/39 : CO Scott 10/39-5/40 : CO Endeavour 12/41-5/43 : CO Cook 3/52-8/53 . Prisoner of war 11/43-7/45, as SO Surveys, Leros . Assistant Hydrographer to Guy Wyatt 45/6 & Archibald Day 50/52.

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