Qualified Driver Mechanic
William Edmund Baker
1940/01/29 - Enlisted at Portsmouth
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation 1
Landing & Maintenance Unit
1939/09/12 - MNBDO 1 formed with 78 officers and 2150 other ranks.
1940/01/29 to 1940/03/22 - Portsmouth Division (CO F.B.Clifford)
1940/03/23 - HBL MNBDO 1 (CO W. Sinclair)
(HBL was assigned to any man who was with a specialist unit and not assigned to a ship or fixed shore station).
1941/02/04 - The MNBDO 1 sailed for the Middle East.
1941/04/ - Arrived Port Said
1941/04/23 - Taken to Tahal Camp in Egypt. Under command of the C-in-C Middle East.
1941/05/09 - Crete, (CO General Weston)
1942/07/ to 1942/08/ - HQ 23 Indian Division, Far East
1942/08/22 to 1942/10/20 - Overseas Service hospital (64th General Hospital)
1942/11/11 - While at 25 Camp El Tahag developed ‘generalised infection of the gums’
1943/01/29 - 1st Good Conduct Badge
1943/06/27 - Ceylon. Organised defence of Ceylon and training for operations in Burma.
1943 - Royal Marines Technical Training Depot
1944 Spring - Returned to Britain
1944 - Combined Operation Base Brightlingsea
1944/06/18 to 1945/01/25 - Royal Marines Training Group Wales
(CO F.W. Philips)
1944/09/ - MNBDO 1 HQ finally disbanded
1945/02/26 to 1945/10/12 - Royal Marines MT School (CO H.C.Smith)
1945/10/13 to 1945/12/31 - Portsmouth Division (CO W.W. Grover / J.H. Crawley Way)
War Medal 1939/45
10th May 1982