Matenga Baker Unknown date of birth - 3 April 1945 Key details Contribute › Service number817685 AWMM Also known asSonny AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeTemporary Sergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesMatenga AWMM SurnameBaker AWMM Ingoa Also known asSonny AWMM Service number817685 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMuriwaiAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss P. Baker (sister)MuriwaiAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number817685 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMGisborneGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 12th Reinforcements AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied from Natural CausesCause of Death AWMMDied on active service AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTemporary Sergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baker, of Muriwai AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death3 April 1945 AWMM Cause of deathDied from Natural Causes AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameFaenza War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceVIII. C. 21. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Matenga Baker by laying a poppy. Manning Baker Marjory Edna Baker Matenga Baker Matenga Joseph Baker Maurice Edward Baker Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Matenga Baker Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCommonwealth War Graves Commission record.http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2236929Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmlFurther Reference DocumentsSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 14: WW2 6 AWMMSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.