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Another sad lonely Victory medal

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Hiding away on ebay.... named Major F.S.A Baker RAF......

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So who was he....Major Frederick Spencer Arnold-Baker, late late Seaforth Highlanders, he became, Sir Frederick Spencer Arnold Baker, Senior Master, Central Office, Supreme Court of Judicature, and Queen's Remembrancer.

Sir Frederick Spencer Arnold-Baker (born 1 April 1885) was the son of Frederick Arnold-Baker (born 30 Dec 1845) and Helen Catherine Nairne (born 1 Sept 1843), and grandson of the New Zealand water-colorist Major Richard Baker (1810–1854). 

Matriculated 1903. Oriel College, Greys Inn, Barrister, called to the bar 1909.

He was the Queen's Remembrancer from 1951-1957 and Knighted in 1954. His uncle, General Sir Charles Edward Nairne, was Commander-in-Chief, India in 1898. 

He was a founder and the second President of the Lansdowne Club (1940–1954). 

Commissioned into the 3rd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, August 1914 and later served with the 2nd battalion, Captain Frederick Spencer Arnold Baker was Selected for duty in connection with Courts-Martial 30th June 1916. Captain (acting Major RAF 1918) staff officer second class (courts martial)

He was noted as one of the courts martial officers for;

Private Charles McColl, 1st/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, shot at dawn, 28th December 1917 and;

Private Albert Botfield 9th South Staffordshire Regiment, shot at dawn, 18th October 1916

Hopefully more to follow.....

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Edited by dante

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PS, I have a great photo supplied by Grays Inn, but it is subject to copyright 

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That's a nice find. I was lucky enough to find a BWM hiding away in the same place and named to a Brig. Gen. 2 years ago.

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Dante

I am filled with admiration!  By rescuing such medals you are shining a light again on men who should not be forgotten.

Regards

Brett

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Very interesting for me as I go to the Lansdowne club for supper or drinks fairly often!

I shall have a look out for this chaps name when I next go!

 

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Rob, any further information gratefully received , thanks Paul

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