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Hubert George Baker

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Portrait, 28 (Maori) Battalion (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hubert George AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George AWMM
  • Service number
    25811 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 September 1914 AWMM Tokomaru BayEast Cape AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 February 1940 AWMM C/o Berry, Huanui Station, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Te Roto Baker (wife), Vicarage, Hauiti, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25811 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles, 3 years AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.75 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      12 December 1941 wounded AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      5 March 1942 wounded AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Myocardial infarction AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hubert Baker was the husband of Te Roto Tangohau, they were married on his final leave by the bride's father Reverend Wi Tangohau at Tolaga Bay 5 October 1904

    They divorced in 1944, they had one child who died aged 1 year.

    George later married Charmaine Potaka at Hastings in 1952. Together they had 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls.

    Three brothers served in WW2: Hubert George (George) Baker (25811), 28 Battalion; Howard Charles (Bill) Baker (12020) with the 6th Field Ambulance and Haare Baker (418225) with the Provost Company.

    Both Bill and George were on Crete. George was evacuated and Bill was captured.

    Known as George AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 February 1983 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ohingaiti Cemetery, Peka Road, Ohingaiti, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 24 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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