Percy David Baker RNVR

1897 Mar 27. Born Broughly Ferry, near Dundee

1901 census at 8, Forest Park Road, Liff & Benvie, Dundee. All the family were born Dundee

1913 Dec 7. On the crew of SS Southean arrives Sydney NSW from Newport. An apprentice age 16.

1916 Jul 16. An apprentice on crew of SS Batesford, arrives Sydney NSW from Vladivostock. Age 21 born Broughly Ferry, near Dundee

1918 Jun 19. RNVR. To be tempy. Sub-Lieuts.— Percy D. Baker. His service record

1921 May 19. Accepted in England. Joined ADRIC with service no 1976. Posted to R Coy

1921 May 26 Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Jul 14. 2nd mate on SS Tyalgum . Made by Lithgows Limited Shipbuilders in Scotland for the North Coast Steam Navigation Co Ltd in 1925. During the course of the 'Tyalgum's' short life (1925-1939), for example, she suffered severe damage after ploughing into the Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney, 1932; stoved in her side after a collision with the 'Abersea' in 1934 and struck bad weather at Tweed Heads in 1939, which subsequently led to the vessel becoming unsalvageable.

1940 . Based on Ardrossan, on the Clyde in the 11th flotilla, which in mid 1940, consisted of:- HMS GOATFELL  (Lt R H Austin RNVR) , HMS HELVELLYN (Temporary Lt P D Baker RNVR),  HMS JEANIE DEANS (Acting Cdr L C Windsor RNR Senior Officer of Flotilla) , HMS MERCURY  (Temporary Lt Cdr H W C Hyde RNR) and HMS SCAWFELL (Temporary Lt J McLinden RNR).

1971 Died Dundee (Scotlands People)

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