Thomas Durand Baker
Sir Thomas Baker
|Born||23 March 1837|
|Died||9 February 1893 (aged 55)|
|Years of service||1854–1893|
Third Anglo-Ashanti War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Cheltenham College, Baker was commissioned into the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment in 1854. He served in the Crimean War and was present at the Siege of Sevastapol. He was involved in suppressing the Indian Mutiny in 1857.
In 1863 he was deployed to New Zealand where he served as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General and then Assistant Adjutant-General. He was involved in the capture of Orakau in 1864.
He was deployed to Afghanistan in 1879 where he became a Brigade Commander and took part in the Battle of Kandahar in 1880. In 1882 he went to Ireland as Deputy Quartermaster-General and then as Deputy Adjutant-General. He became Adjutant-General, India in 1884 and General Officer Commanding a Division of the Bengal Army in 1886.
His final appointment was as Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1890; he died while still in office in 1893.
| Adjutant-General, India
Sir Redvers Buller
| Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Robert Biddulph