Lot Archive


№ 227


4 December 1991

Hammer Price:

Four: Engineer Lieutenant-Commander F. J. Baker, Royal Navy

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, O.B.E., (Military), 1st type; QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Rhodesia (Art. Engr., R.N., H. M. S. Partridge), second initial given as 'G. '; BRITISH WAR MEDAL (Eng. Lt. Cr., R.N.); NAVAL LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT, V. R., narrow suspension (E. R. A. 2nd Class, H. M. S. Anson), mounted court style, good very fine and very rare (4)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The AA Upfill-Brown Collection.

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Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Frederick John Baker was appointed an Artificer Engineer aboard H. M. S. Partridge in April 1898, and landed at Beria during the Boer War under the instructions of Commander Hart (medal and clasp). He joined the Staff of Sheerness Dockyard in 1911 and remained in this appointment for the duration of the Great War, receiving promotion to Engineer Lieutenant-Commander in 1916 and the O.B.E. in 1919, the year of his retirement. Only 8 Rhodesia clasps to Royal Navy or Marine personnel.