Funeral details added below…
It is with great sadness that I report the death of W. Jim Baker DSM legion d’honneur in the BLESMA home at Blackpool today Jim, as he was known, was the life President of the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre branch of the Royal Marines Association and was known throughout the Corps by just about everyone.
He had recently moved into the BLESMA home as his mobility decreased along with his failing health. He contracted pneumonia and died after a short illness.
Arrangements are being made for his funeral which will be a burial at Carleton, near Blackpool, with a service including all local standards, at St John Church, Church Street Blackpool.
Jim was born on 31st October 1922 and died today aged 93 years. He was a D-Day veteran and visited Normandy every year where he was a local celebrity. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Neville Ayrton Secretary Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Branch, Royal Marines Association.
RIP Jim, You were above all the loveliest of men, and a Royal Marine.
The Funeral Of Former RM Jim Baker -DSM LDH RM
We now have details of the arrangements for Jim Baker’s funeral.
There will be a service at St Johns Church, Church Street Blackpool FY1 1BP on Wednesday 18th May 2016, commencing at 12.00 noon,
Followed by a burial at Carleton Cemetary, Stocks Lane Poulton Le Fylde FY6 7QS.
After the committal at Carleton there will be an invitation to attend the Guards Club 37E Whitegate Drive FY3 9DG.
The reason for the delay is that the vicar who is conducting the service has recently had an operation and will not be able to conduct the service before then.
Thank you Nev Ayrton Secretary Blackpool RMA