Also known as
- Ted Baker AWMM
- Rev Edward Baker AWMM
WWII 248870 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW2 Unknown AWMM 'Benhope', Waimauku, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW2 Mr F.W. Baker AWMM
Pre 10 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 5.5 inches AWMM
- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
Wounded at Frantaia & Castelprantania at Casino, admitted 3GH Bardi on both occasions. AWMM
I would have enlisted at the outbreak of war, but my father could not release me as we had just taken over a large block of land at Waimauku, but I was called up in the first ballot and served with 11th LAFV until I was drafted into 8th Reinforcements. I served with 21 Battalion signal platoon.
On return from Tunisia, I received a call to the Christian Ministry and I studied at the Trinity Methodist Theological College 1946 -48. I married the 2nd year of college to Miss Grace Parker of Kaitaia. Service at Reefton 3 1/2 years; Motueka 5 years, New Brighton 5; Eltham - Kaponga 5; Bombay-Tuakau 6; Otorohanga 6 years.
Retired 1979 and filled in as a supply minister at Tuakau for a year.
We had two boys - the elder was a bank officer and was killed in a motor accident; the second boy became a draughtsman with Franklin Power Board and then became a traffic officer. He is now in a ceramic business with his wife.
I am a bit loathed to say anything about my service with the church but my wife and I had a very happy time. All churches we were at reached a peak in membership by hard work of preaching and pastoral care. I was Chaplain at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch and Raventhorpe in the Bombay-Tuakau parish.
I am an Honorary padre of the Pukekohe and Districts RSA and a past President of the Tuakau RSA of which I am still a member of the committee. I am a trustee of the Pukekohe and Districts RSA Welfare Account. AWMM
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- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 March 2013 AWMM
- Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
- Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
- 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
- 21 Battalion
(Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
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