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Name: BAYLDON, Edward Cresswell 'Bill' DSC (Captain RN)

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Nee: son of Robert Corbett Bayldon

Birth Date: 26 May 1907 Nairobi

Death Date: 11 Oct 1998 Totnes, Devon

First Date: 1907

Profession: Navy

Married: Lorna Irene Tomlinson b. 4 June 1910, d. 12 June 1988 Totnes

Children: John Michael (9 May 1933-1996 Torbay)

Book Reference: Obituary, Drumkey

General Information:

Western Morning News - Oct. 17th 1998 - Obituary - 'Navy Commander was ever modest. A distinguished naval career spanning nearly 40 years from Ironclad to nuclear warfare will be remembered when former comrades pay their last respects to Capt. Edward Cresswell Bayldon, DSC, RN, in Exeter on Monday. Better known as Bill Bayldon, he became a distinguished destroyer captain and anti-submarine warfare expert after joining the Royal Navy as a cadet at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1920. He was born in Kenya in 1907 and was a quiet and modest man who never spoke about his achievements, but with a capacity for immense detail - an attrribute that served him well during WW2. He joined his first destroyer, HMS Wild Swan in 1927. It was to lead him to the highly specialised role of anti-submarine warfare, and from 1935 to 1936 he took a course at the "stone frigate", HMS Osprey before becoming a Lieutenant on the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla Staff. ............... [more] As well as his DSC, Bayldon was Mentioned in Despatches on 5 occasions.  Capt. Bayldon retired in January 1958 and settled in Totnes with wife, Lana, who died in 1988. Their son, Michael, died in 1996 and Capt. Bayldon had since lived with friends. He died peacefully in his sleep on October 11. ……
Obituary - Daily Telegraph - November 23rd 1998

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