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  • This photo of Terence Baldwin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death
Person Details
17 Sep 1893
Albourne,Wiltshire
Terence was born on 17th September 1893 in Albourne,Wilts the son of Francis john Augutas Baldwin, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A., and Emily Lydia, his wife;(nee ward) He married his wife Addie Stansfield at the parish church at Thornton, Lancaster on 21st October 1916. He was educated at King Edward Vi School, Retford and later joined the Eastern Telegraph Company in 1910. After training in London and Portheurno he was sent to madeira, and then to Rio de Janerio and later to St Vincent and Cape Verde. He returned to England in 1915.
He attended King Edward VI Grammar School Retford later Bristol university
20 Mar 1918
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Lieutenant
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
George underwent a period of training at Bristol University O.T.C. and was gazetted 2nd Lieut in July 1916. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 3rd February 1918 and served with the Expeditionary Force from October 1918. He served in the 5th battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action on 20th August 1918 and he is buried in Croix-Du-Bac British Cemetery, Nord, France grave reference I H 5 A brother officer wrote of him:- " We shall miss him very much, officers and men alike , for he was always so quietly thorough in his work, so cheerful alike in good and bad circumstances, his men thought worlds of him for his perpetual interest in their welfare. he was one of our very best officers "
The following article is taken from the 'In memoriam' section of the 'Retfordian' magazine which was an in house publication of the King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford :- Terence K J Baldwin Lieutenant in the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, was killed by a shell in the trenches on March 20th. On leaving school, Easter 1910 'Terry' as he was lovingly called by his school fellows entered the service of the Eastern Cables Company, but returned home in 1915 to enlist and in the Spring of 1916 he joined the O.T.C. of Bristol University, and obtained his commission in August, was married in October 1916 and left for France shortly after. In February 1917 he was invalided home , but returned to his battalion in October. He met his death immediately after his return from a short leave. His Colonel writes:- " Lieutenant Baldwin's death is a very great loss to the battalion, as he was an excellent officer , cool and imperturbable and very efficient. I had the very highest opinion of him both as a man and an officer. " His Adjutant says:- " We shall miss him very much, for he was extremely popular with all of us all - always the most cheerful disposition, ready for anything that had to be done and set a splendid example to his men, who would have gone anywhere with him. As Adjutant I feel his loss very deeply, his delightful charm of manner, his keenness and his ready and cheerful acquiescence will be very sadly missed. "
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  • This photo of Terence Baldwin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death
    Terence Kenneth James Baldwin - This photo of Terence Baldwin was first published in the 'Retfordian' magazine following his death