George Henry Baird
Life & Career
He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918.
Speaking to Captain Herbert W. Richmond in 1917, Baird apparently said of Jutland, "To wait all that time & then turn away from them instead of towards them, was sickening They gave us our chance & we weren't allowed to take it." Accepting that this conversation took place, this writer has been unable to find among the Jutland papers any mention of Captain Baird hauling Ajax out of the line after the Germans, or of him signalling his immediate superior in the battle line, Vice-Admiral Jerram, suggesting that he do the same. Just because a junior officer is willing to risk his ship doesn't mean that it is necessary, or even advisable. — SIMON HARLEY, Co-editor.
- London Gazette: no. 26356. p. 7551. 23 December, 1892.
- "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 March, 1906. Issue 37963, col A, pg. 10.
- London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
- Navy List (December, 1914). p. 343.
- Admiralty. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches, p. 43.
- London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 80. 1 January, 1918.
- London Gazette: no. 31870. p. 4575. 20 April, 1920.
- Diary entry for 4 May, 1917. Quoted in Marder. Portrait of an Admiral. p. 247.
- "Rear-Admiral Sir G. H. Baird" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 23 October, 1924. Issue 43790, col B, pg. 17.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/43.
| Preceded by
Edmond Hyde Parker
| Director of the Mobilisation Department
1921 – 1923
| Succeeded by|
John W. L. McClintock