2nd Lt Wellesley Malcolm Colborne Baber, RAF


1884 Jun 18. Born London

1891 census at 1, Chassereau, Park Lane, Tottenham. His parents are at 4, Queens Gardens, St Peters, Broadstairs, Isle Of Thanet

1901 census A pupil at Seafield House School, Crofton, Hampshire

1902 South Africa . Private 2555 in 2 Battalion The Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). The Kings's South Africa (KSA) Medal Clasps: South Africa 1902

1911 census. At 3 Buckingham Place, Brighton

1913 Oct 29. Arrives in Canada from UK. He is an Engineer and states that he is a "tourist"

1913 Dec 9. Crosses from Canada to USA at Niagara Falls. He is an Electrical Engineer, and is seeking work in the USA

1914 Oct 22. Joined Canadian Exp Force

Later commissioned in RNAS and RAF (RAF record)

1920 Dec 29 Joined ADRIC with service no 1321 posted to Depot. Nothing else on his record

1922 Jan He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 Jan 25. Files a US patent for stringing tennis rackets

1937 Oct 15 married Sybil Barbara Moore in Westminster, London

1941 Apr 16. Files a UK patent for "Improvements in and relating to the molding of plastics"

1963 Dec 12. Died in London