BAKER, Bernard Granville

1870 - 1957

Bernard Granville Baker, was born at Poona in India on 23 October 1870, son of Montagu Bernard Baker, who was in the service of East India Company, and his wife Harriet Fanny née Bangh. Educated at Winchester and the Military Academy at Dresden. After joining the army he served in 21st Hussars in India and Burma, joining the 9th Royal Prussian Hussars, Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa 1900-1901 and commanded the 13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment 1914-1918 being awarded the DSO in 1918 and retired as Lieut-Col the following year. A JP for the county of Suffolk and elected a FRGS and a FRHistS. He married at Kensington, London in 1897, Lorina Hartley Lorina Baker, daughter of Revd Alfred Octavius Hartley, of St Mary’s, Bungay, Suffolk, and his wife Ann Jefferson Knubley. Both Granville 1928-1957 and his wife 1928-1932 were members of the Ipswich Art Club and in 1932 he exhibited from St Mary's Road, Beccles, Suffolk, two water-colours 'A Yeoman in Kent' and 'L. Tolmache fight Renold Rous for the Head of Edith Fox' and in 1933 'Bandsman, 12th Foot, about 1834' and 'In the Mall 1932'. As well as being a prolific author he was also a competent military painter who exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and London Salon 1914-1930 from London in 1914 and Beccles in 1929. He lived at The Cage, St Mary’s Road, Beccles, Suffolk and died on 12 March 1957.

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