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Wilfred J. Baker (29 June 1900 – 5 March 2007) was a British First World War-era veteran and veteran of the Second World War. At the time of his death he was the second-oldest man in Scotland. He received 7 birthday letters from the Queen of England, one on each birthday once he turned 100.[1]

BiographyEdit

Baker was born in England. He joined the Royal Navy in December 1918, just after the Armistice. He also served in the Second World War, retiring as a lieutenant commander in 1948, after which he worked at a miners' hostel in Dalkeith. He retired as a pensioner, living in Dunfermline until his death.[2]

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His wife May died in 1983, aged 87, shortly after their 60th wedding anniversary. Baker died in Newlands Care Home in Dunfermline, Fife, aged 106. He was just one day younger than Scotland's oldest man, Bob Taggart. At the time of his death, he had four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.[3][4]

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