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Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:08 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find records of my grandfather Edgar Gerald Baker only records I can find is Army Reserve special reserve service NO 10179 year 1912 .I have been told he served throughout the WW1.Also had a gold zeppelin medal for being on anti aircraft guns that shot down a zeppelin I think Essex or Kent. My mother can remember seeing this medal but I canít find any other records of his army service .Later he was a police officer and customs officer in WW2.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:18 BST (UK) »
Hi I see he was born December qtr 1896 Maidstone , their is a British Army Service Record for a man of that name in 1912 aged 17 Service Number 10179 in the Buffs ( East Kent Regiment ) or is that the Special Reserve one you located?!
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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:22 BST (UK) »
Yes this is my grandfather.

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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:24 BST (UK) »
I have only found the special Reserve 1912

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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:28 BST (UK) »
Hi the original of his Service record gives more information, his Next of Kin was his brother William plus lots more ( but hard to read )
This is on FindMyPast
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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 August 18 20:31 BST (UK) »
Ok thank for your help.

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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 August 18 21:12 BST (UK) »
Discharged March 1914 as no longer physically fit so no overseas war service.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Zeppelin medal Edgar Gerald Baker
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 August 18 21:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you