-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
George Edward Baker

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Date of birth: 24th June 1902
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Parents: James H. and Sisselly J. Baker
Wife: Mary Ann Baker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 67015
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 24th June 1902 to James and Sisselly Baker of Hastings, Sussex.

George first joined the Royal Navy on 8th August 1921 as an Ordinary Seaman. By 1925 he had progressed to Able Seaman but decided to swap to the Stoker branch whilst serving in H.M.S. Wanderer. Until 1933 he was part of the Chatham division before moving that year to the Portsmouth Division. Having served in H.M.S. London initially as a Stoker 1st Class, his final two months in that ship were as an Acting Leading Stoker. During a period at H.M.S. Victory (Portsmouth Barracks) his rating as Leading Stoker was made substantive and he was drafted to H.M.S. Hood in that rate in September 1936. George would serve in Hood for seven years until her loss in May 1941.

George was the husband of Mary Baker, of Storrington, Sussex. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th August 19216th January 1922Pembroke IOrdinary SeamanADM188/1105
7th January 192223rd November 1922[Illegible]Ordinary SeamanADM188/1105
24th November 19225th December 1922Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/1105
6th December 192211th June 1923Pembroke IOrdinary SeamanADM188/1105
12th June 19235th July 1923Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/1105
6th July 192331st March 1924Diligence (Wanderer)Able SeamanADM188/1105
1st April 192419th February 1925Sandhurst (Wanderer)Able SeamanADM188/1105
20th February 192531st March 1925Sandhurst (Woolston)Able SeamanADM188/1105
1st April 192531st October 1925Sandhurst (Wanderer)Able SeamanADM188/1105
1st November 192530th November 1925Egmont II (Wanderer)Able SeamanADM188/1105
1st December 192531st January 1926Egmont II (Wanderer)Stoker 2nd ClassADM362/35/15
1st February 192619th April 1926Pembroke IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/35/15
20th April 192630th November 1926BirminghamStoker 2nd ClassADM362/35/15
1st December 192618th September 1928BirminghamStoker 1st ClassADM362/35/15
19th September 19283rd December 1928Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/35/15
4th December 192822nd April 1929Pembroke II (Torch)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/35/15
23rd April 192929th October 1929Pembroke II (Trinidad)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
30th October 192927th October 1931Victory XI (Albury)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
28th October 193113th April 1932Pembroke 2Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
14th April 193227th May 1932Penbroke 2 (Vansittart)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
28th May 193230th June 1932Pembroke 2Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
1st July 19327th February 1933Pembroke 2 (?Ord Res?)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
8th February 19336th March 1933Pembroke 2Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
7th March 193330th June 1933VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM363/509
1st July 19336th December 1933Pembroke 2Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
7th December 193316th April 1934Victory 2Stoker 1st ClassADM363/509
17th April 19342nd September 1934LondonStoker 1st ClassADM363/509
3rd September 19349th July 1935LondonActing Leading StokerADM363/509
10th July 19352nd September 1935Victory 2Acting Leading StokerADM363/509
3rd September 19357th September 1936Victory 2Leading StokerADM363/509
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/509


Additional Photographs
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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





George's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.





Detail of George's name.







Storrington War Memorial, Storrington, Sussex, England

Photos of the memorial
















Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jan Carroll (photo, 2001)
Alan Grove (photo of memorial, February 2009)
Lee English ( Storrington memorial photos), May 2021