Thomas George Baker ships writer for sub tender HMS Maidstone
December 27, 2009
My father's birth certificate records that his father-my grandfather, Thomas George Baker, was a ships writer on
I have tried to trace my grandfather through the Royal Navy and the Australian RN, without success. he lived in Kensington, London.
But I have no further details of his life, other than a connection with the Apsley family, through his wife-my
Can you help?
Here is a picture of Maidstone.
The records of British RN personnel are held at 3 different locations, depending primarily on the time when a person entered or served in the Navy or an auxiliary service.
In both of the above archives, only written enquiries from
It is not possible to search PRO documents online, and the
PRO does not undertake research on behalf of individuals.
RN Ratings. Ratings who served in WW1 or before are at
PRO, unless they continued in service beyond 1929. The
Those who entered after these periods at HMS Centurion.
Hope this helps in a small way.