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Thomas Lindsay Baxter

Portrait, WW1, from an album created by Alice Jane Baxter (nee Barton) who married Samuel, paternal uncle of Lindsay. Album with family in Canada - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, WW1, from an album created by Alice Jane Baxter (nee Barton) who married Samuel, paternal …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Lindsay AWMM
  • Surname
    Baxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lindsay AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 819 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    InvercargillSouthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 March 1915 AWMM Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Baxter (father), Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 May 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 819 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Mar 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Salesman/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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 10.25 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown tinged with grey AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      January 1916 Diptheria AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded gsw back (mild) 7 August 1916 AWMM
    • 24 Aug 1916 {Age 29} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Baxter was the son of John Street Baxter and Margaret Wardrup Bethune Baxter, of Invercargill, New Zealand

    Aged 26 at embarkation

    The enlistment papers, available online, suggest that Lindsay enlisted in the Australian forces because he was working for his uncle, Frederick John Cato in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Frederick Cato owned a grocery business and was married to Lindsay's maternal aunt Fanny Bethune. Lindsay's father was a grocer in Invercargill, NZ where Mr Cato had met Miss Bethune.

    Known by family as Lindsay AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France AWMM

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  • I am a niece aged 82 2015 I was born after he and his brother were killed at the Somme. My mother was their only sister.
    Public - Frances Joyce - Other Relative - 21 June 2015



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21 June 2015Frances JoyceTaupo. New ZealandOther Relative

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