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W3869 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from H. G. Ward and service record
Jun 24 1846
To: Rev. Thomas Baker

24th June, 1848


I am commanded by My Lords Commifsioners [sic] of the Admiralty to desire that you will fill up the annexed Form, and transmit it to me without delay, sending with it a Medical Certificate from the Surgeon and Agent of Sick Quarters, as to your fitnefs [sic] or unfitnefs [sic] for Service, if resident within a convenient distance of such Surgeon and Agent, or, if not, a Certificate from a Medical Practitioner in your locality.

I am,


Your very humble Servant,

H.G. Ward

Lieutenant Thomas Baker /a/

Circular to Lieutenant, Royal Navy

Name: Thomas Baker /a/

Rank: Lieutenant, Royal Navy

Residence or Agent's Name: Brantford for district, Canada West

Entered the service and with what ranking: 6 Feby 1805, Boy 3rd Clafs [sic]

Date of pafsing [sic] for Lieutenant: 1st June 1814

Date of Promotion: 6 February 1815

Age 1st July 1849: 53 years and 5 months

Number of years actually completed: Ten years

Before promotion: Ten years

After promotion: [blank]

When last employed, and upon what Station and in what Rank: In 1814 and 1815 on Lake Ontario as Midshipman on board H.M.S. St. Lawrence, Commissioner p[yes and burn??].

Ships served in: Pearl, Antelope, and Saint Lawrence

Whether wounded, hurt or disabled, and if so state particulars: At present from [?] illnefs [sic] unfit, this shown the Doctor's opinion, and my health restored, he witnefsed [sic], from unrest though I may not be desirous to some, yet if required I shall be willing

Fit or unfit for Active Service at sea, and whether desirous to serve or not: [this section was filled in and then crossed out][At present form illnefs [sic] unfit but should the doctor's opinion improve...... ????]

Date of last application to the admiralty for Active employment: August 1815

If filling any place or station under government to be stated and described: [Left Blank]

If employed in any trade, Businefs [sic], Office or Corporation, answer yes, or otherwise: Yes I have a farm

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