Author Topic: Sinking of HMS Courageous 1939 - looking for relatives of Edward Isaac Baker  (Read 1989 times)

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Offline BakerFamilyHistory

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Hi,

This is a bit of a long shot but my Grandad Edward Isaac Baker from Plaistow, East Ham went down on the HMS Courageous in 1939 in the second week of WW2 torpeod by a German U boat. His parents were William Isaac and Beatrice Baker and I believe he had 3 brothers and a sister. I am interested to know if anyone knew of the family or more likely any relatives who are surviving. Thanks.
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Re: Sinking of HMS Courageous
« Reply #1 on: 17 March, 2015, 12:46:37 AM »
There is one tree on Ancestry which shows Edward Isaac Baker and which goes by the name "Glenda Tree". I have no way of knowing if it might possibly be yours.

The tree shows the three bothers and a sister that you mentioned. Also included in the tree are Edward's wife Florence E Taylor and one daughter. (Yourself possibly???)  Glenda E Baker died in 2011.

Glenda clearly married as a husband and daughter are also shown but these are marked "private" by the system indicating they are still living. These individuals can probably be found in the birth and marriage indexes but as they are still living I would not mention them on a public website.

None of Edward's siblings are shown as being married with any possibly descendants but this could be whoever owns this tree has not yet researched them.

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Re: Sinking of HMS Courageous
« Reply #2 on: 17 March, 2015, 12:50:20 PM »
Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I have seen this family tree and I noticed that no further research has yet been undertaken.

It's rather a long shot but I was hoping that someone in the Newham area might have distant memories of the Baker family who lost one of their family members at sea, it's quite an unusual story. Or even some distant relatives who might come across the post as he had the 3 brothers and one sister, called May Baker I believe.

Thanks again.

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Hi Mick G,

Do you know if it's possible to check the marriage indexes for my Grandad's siblings on Ancestry and if you have to subscribe to do so?

Thanks.

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I am sorry to say the particular tree I referred to has been deleted since last night. Only a number count now shows the tree ever existed. My guess is because of privacy issues and I am not one to interfere with that.