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Baker, Robert Henry Thomas (1937-1962)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who have lost their lives in the service of their country, 1919-1939 and 1946 to date.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Robert Henry Thomas Baker (1937-1962), born 26 June 1937, son of Brigadier Euston Edward Francis Baker (Old Shirburnian), Stanbridge House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Nephew of George Lionel John Baker (1896-1917) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9202088352/.... Brother of Lionel Francis Baker (b.1921) and Geoffrey Leonard Baker (b.1924).

 

Attended Stubbington House School, Farnham, Hampshire.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House), September 1951-December 1955; 6th form; House Prefect; Gym Colours (1955); PT Instructor; member of Music Club; Corporal in CCF (RAF section).

 

Attended RAF College, Cranwell.

 

Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 111 Squadron. Died in a flying accident on 7 June 1962 at Silk Willoughby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, when his Hawker Hunter T7 stalled and crashed while in a slow right turn. Both crew were killed.

 

Buried at St Catherine's churchyard, Ringshall, Suffolk.

 

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