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James Fyfe Baker

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Portrait, James Fyfe Baker early 1942 photo taken whilst a POW by the Italians - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Fyfe AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1915 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 430 Castle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Nancy Howorth Baker (wife), 157 Victoria Street, St Kilda, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Poppi AWMM
      Bel Hamid, Algeria AWMM
      29 November 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 47 Modena, Italy AWMM
      Italy, Europe AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag VA, Weinsberg Germany AWMM
      Germany, Europe AWMM
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 5A, Weinberg (Wurtemburg), Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 29 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    28532 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Treated at No. 1 General Hospital, Alexandria for gangarine in left foot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commenting on the photograph taken early in 1942 by the Italians, Mr Baker wrote 'I had just completed a Desert Campaign and transportation across the Mediterranean by Italian submarine so look fairly relaxed.'

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. Date of capture listed as 13 December 1942 in the List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 12 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
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