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Harold Baldock

Biography of Boy 1st Class Harold Baldock, (J/36917)
Royal Navy
Died 30th December 1915

under Construction


Harold Baldock

Date of birth:
24th April 1898

Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Harold has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Fred Baldock

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Carpenter and miller

Mother’s Name:
Annie Hipkin

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Frithville, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1888 Spilsby District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Frank Baldock, 1889, Stickford
Ivy Baldock, 1890, West Keal
Elsie Baldock, 1892, West Keal
John Thomas Baldock, 1894, West Keal
Harold Baldock, 1898, Bourne
Gordon Baldock, 1900, Bourne
Doris Baldock, 1904, Bourne
Cyril Baldock, 1906, Bourne
Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
Harold is living with his parents in Bourne, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
Harold is living with his parents in South Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Relatives in services:
Harold has two brothers Frank and John Thomas which also fought in WW! but Frank was killed. Frank can be found on our page dedicated to the Bourne War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
None found

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Frank’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The Star

UK:Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Boy 1st Class Harold Baldock, J/36917, H.M.S. “Natal”, Royal Navy who died on 30 December 1915 Age 17
Son of Frederick and Annie Baldock of 21 South St, Bourne, Lincs
Remembered with honour, Chatham Naval Memorial.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

Serving on HMS Natal when it exploded on 30th December 1915 in the Cromarty Firth.

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.