Bathing Place Of Athens

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Reference WMO267409

Address:

Athens Bathing Place

River Thames Footpath

Eton

SL4

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Bathing area with a memorial stone, on the banks of the Thames, opposite Windsor Racecourse. Presented by Hiatt C. Baker to Eton College in memory of his son. John Lionel Baker, 17, was a pupil at Eton. He was learning to fly in order to enlist in the RFC, but was killed in a flying accident, 27 August 1917. His instructor was also killed, Captain Charles Butler (TS61) from South Carlton in DH4 (A.2147).
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This Bathing Place of Athens / was presented to Eton College by / Hiatt C. Baker in memory of his son / John Lionel Baker, a brilliant swimmer, who spent here many of / the happiest hours of his boyhood. / He was killed in a flying accident / in August 1917 while still a member / of the school.

John Lionel Baker

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