John Kennedy Erskine Baird

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Admiral SIR John Kennedy Erskine Baird, K.C.B., Royal Navy (16 September, 1832 – 8 December, 1908) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 August, 1875, Baird was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 December, 1879.[1]

Baird was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 18 January, 1886, vice Hood.[2]

Baird was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 16 May, 1890.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 14 February, 1892.[4]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870 Baird was placed on the Retired List on 16 September, 1897.[5]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24797. p. 2. 2 January, 1880.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25551. p. 329. 22 January, 1886.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26051. p. 2823. 16 May, 1890.
  4. London Gazette: no. 26263. p. 1201. 1 March, 1892.
  5. London Gazette: no. 26892. p. 5162. 17 September, 1897.

Bibliography

  • "Sir John Baird" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 9 December, 1908. Issue 38825, col D, pg. 15.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Anthony H. Hoskins
Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves
1885 – 1888
Succeeded by
Sir George Tryon
Preceded by
Sir William N. W. Hewett
Senior Officer in Command of the Channel Squadron
1888 – 1890
Succeeded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.