Born: 17th March 1895, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Baptised: 10th April 1895, at St. Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft. Parents: Mary Ann & Edgar George Baker – Gentleman. Address: 42, Alexandra Road, Lowestoft.

Died: 1st May 1917; age 21; accidentally killed Richmond, Yorkshire.

Residence: 39, Knollys Road, Streatham, S.W.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps & General List.


Grave Reference:

Whitley Bay Cemetery,





1901   42, Alexandra Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Laurence was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings & widowed, paternal aunt.

Edgar George Baker, 49, Living on own Means, born Swaffham, Norfolk.

Mary Ann Garwood Baker (nee Roope), 44, born Lowestoft.

Lily May Baker, 23, a Music Governess, born Lowestoft.

Florence Elizabeth Baker, 17, aStudent, born Lowestoft.

James Baker, 15, born Lowestoft.

Winifred Baker, 10, born Lowestoft.

Kathleen Baker, 8, born Lowestoft.

Marjorie Baker, 2, born Lowestoft.

Emma Johnson, 45, born Swaffham.


1911   12, Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London.


Laurence was 16 years old, a Boy Clerk – Government Patent Office. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings

Mary Ann, 54.

Emma Baker, 30, born Lowestoft.

James, 25, a Commercial Clerk – Timber Yard.

Marjorie, 12.


Laurence’s father Edgar George Baker died 1902, Lowestoft.


Laurence attended Ipswich School – entered 1905 and is remembered on the schools WW1 memorial .

Laurence obtained his Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate on the 11th February 1917, flying a Caudron Biplane at Ruffy-Baumann School, Hendon.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Anne Baker – mother.

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