William Henry Baker-Baker

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Admiral William Henry Baker Baker, O.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (7 December, 1862 – 7 August, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He came thirty-first in order of merit out of forty-two candidates who passed the examination for naval cadetships.[1]

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1886.[2]

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1897.[3]

Captain

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1903.[4]

He was appointed command of the battleship Cornwallis on 4 June, 1908.[5]

Flag Rank

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 June, 1913, vice Warrender, and in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 December.[6] He was advanced to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 September, 1918,[7] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 June, 1922.[8]

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 4 December, 1875. Issue 28490, col A, pg. 6.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  4. London Gazette: no. 27572. p. 4187. 3 July, 1903.
  5. Navy List (October, 1908). p. 296.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28780. p. 9083. 9 December, 1913.
  7. London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  8. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32719. p. 4474. 13 June, 1922.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Baker Baker" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 9 August, 1932. Issue 46207, col D, pg. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments