Charles James Arthur (Charlie) BAKER, D.S.M.

Charles James Arthur (Charlie) BAKER, D.S.M.

Male 1920 - 1997  (77 years)

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  • Name Charles James Arthur BAKER 
    Suffix D.S.M. 
    Nickname Charlie 
    Born 10 Mar 1920  Burley Street, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptised 2 May 1920  Burley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1997  Christchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1920: Born on Wednesday 10 March (probably born in Burley Street). Registered at Ringwood.

      22 Sep 1942: Awarded Distinguised Service Medal (DSM). Leading Seaman Charles James Arthur Baker P/JX.144827 [Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 September 1942][https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35713/supplement/4120]
      Awarded for Brave or skillful conduct whilst escorting or protecting a convoy

      9 Jun 1945: At St John the Baptist Church, Burley, Charles James Baker, 25, Bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, of Field View, Burley, to Sylvia Walker, 19, Spinster, of Burley. Fathers, James Baker, Gardener, and Nathaniel Walker, General Labourer. Witnessed by E Cotton and J W Hayter.

      1947: Regulating Petty Officer, Royal Navy, living at The Copse, Pound Lane, Burley.
      From photograph it appears that Charlie was also a Physical Training Instructor [aka Club Swinger]

      Later employed at Burley Manor Farm

      1997: Died in Christchurch Hospital
    Person ID I86  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2016 

    Father James BAKER,   b. 6 Mar 1892, Usk Street, Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1973, Burley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Elsie (Elsie) HAYTER,   b. 2 Dec 1894, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1981, Bournemouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1917  St James, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family S. WALKER 
    Children 
    +1. Pamela Ann BAKER,   b. 15 Feb 1947, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1995, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1920 - Burley Street, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 2 May 1920 - Burley, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Pamela Ann BAKER - 15 Feb 1947 - Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1997 - Christchurch, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Uncle Charlie
    Uncle Charlie
    Charles James Arthur Baker 1920-1997

    Histories
    Jim Baker - Wartime Memories
    Jim Baker - Wartime Memories
    This was my Father's account of his war time experiences. It was originally hand written for a school project for a family member. This is my transcription of his account.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Baptism Register, 1118.

    2. [S3] Parish Register, Baptism Record 1118.
      Note that Grandad's Army record gives christening date as 3 Apr 1920, Ringwood