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Baker, Langford Albert (1859–1935)


The death occurred yesterday, al the age of 76 years, of Mr. Langford Albert Baker, who for 38 years was a master at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney.

During his long teaching career, Mr. Baker won the affection and respect of many generations of schoolboys. He was a native of Cork, Ireland, and came to Australia at the age of 19. After serving on the staff of All Saints' College, Bathurst, and Newington College, Sydney, he took control of St. Leonard's Grammar School, Sydney, in 1883. In 1890, at the invitation of the headmaster, he and his pupils joined the Sydney Church of England Grammar School. He remained with the school until he retired at the end of 1927, and maintained close touch with its work until his death.

Mr. Baker is survived by a son, Mr. B. W. Baker, and two daughters, Mrs. H. H. Fosyth and Miss Ruth Baker. A memorial service will be held at 2.30 p.m. today in the Sydney Church of England Grammar School chapel, and the funeral will then leave for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

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