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Peter Whittington Baxter

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29/12/40

"The camera never lies, so I guess it must be me, but I'm not convinced. PB"

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Identity

  • Title
    Mr Public - Shelly - Child - 8 May 2016 - Family
  • Forenames
    Peter Whittington AWMM
  • Surname
    Baxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pete Public - Shelly - Child - 8 May 2016 - Family
  • Service number
    23652 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 December 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 12 Domain Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Clerk AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Richard Whittington Baxter (brother), 15 Temple Fortune Court, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23652 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Baxter was the son of Dr William Whittington Baxter and Ellen Rebekah Baxter nee Atkins.

    Husband of Ruby Alice Perks nee Woods. Father of two.

    Attended New Plymouth Boys High School

    Peter met his wife Ruby because he boarded in her family home in Devonport. He lists their address on his enlistment papers. Peter returned to New Zealand ill and convalesced with her family in Devonport. They later married.

    His brother, Richard James Whittington Baxter (Merchant Navy), also served in WW2. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 March 2002 AWMM
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    Cremated at North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. 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 31 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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08 May 2016ShellyNew ZealandChild
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