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Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Albert Baker 1893-1968

Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Albert Baker 1893-1968

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Albert Baker 1893-1968

Photo from Google Street View ©2017 Google - Posted June, 2017

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Loyalist
On the south side of Highway 33 in a picnic area
across from Bayview Drive 1.7 km west of Road 6

Coordinates: N 44 12.970 W 76 41.174


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Plaque Text

A passionate advocate of the rehabilitation and training of the blind, Baker was born nearby. In 1914 he enlisted in the Canadian Army and was blinded while in action in Belgium. He was hospitalized in England where he embraced the philosophy of self-reliance espoused by Sir Arthur Pearson, the prominent newspaper owner who was himself partially blind. Returning to Canada, Baker was instrumental in the formation of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in 1918 and, as its General Secretary and Managing Director (1920-64), worked tirelessly to improve the medical, rehabilitative and educational services for veterans and the handicapped. He received many honours for his efforts and in 1951 was elected first president of the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind.

Another plaque at this location
Madeleine de Roybon d'Allonne c. 1646-1718

Related Ontario plaque
The Ontario School for the Blind



Loyalist Plaques

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