Captain Frederick Baylay of the Royal Engineers in a cabinet photograph taken sometime around 1893.

Frederick Baylay was born on 6 February, 1865 in Dublin, Ireland the son of Frederick George Baylay of the Royal
Artillery and Ann Louisa Murray.

He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 5 July 1884. At the time of his appointment he was
assigned to the Submarine Mining Service in Rangoon.

Captain - 1 April 1893
Instructor, School of Military Engineering - 30 January 1901
Major - 13 August 1901
Lieutenant Colonel - 9 June 1909
Colonel (local rank) while commanding the North Eastern Coastal Defences - 22 June 1912
Colonel - 9 June 1914
Half Pay (due to ill-health) - 25 March 1915
Headquarters - 28 April 1916
Retires (retired pay) - 28 June 1919
Honorary Brigadier General - 28 June 1919

Baylay was appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for war services on 3 June 1919.

Frederick Baylay was married to Marion Kirkpatrick. They had at least two children, a son, George Frederick
Baylay was as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers was killed in action on 23 March 1918, and a daughter Jean
Hamilton Baylay.

Baylay was also a member of the Kipling Society and an Associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


Cabinet Photograph
Army & Navy C.S. Ltd. Auxillary - Photographer
Francis Street, Westminster, England
c. 1893
Above: Frederick Baylay in an oval trimmed cabinet photograph. He is
wearing civilian clothes and is identified on the reverse in pencil as "Major
Baylay" which would date the photograph to between 1901 and 1909.