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Clifford Baugh

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford AWMM
  • Surname
    Baugh AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    38777 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 July 1918 AWMM AWMM
    Lancashire, England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Matakana AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. J. Baugh, Hikurangi (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38777 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    14 March 1943 AWMM
    'On the night of 23-24 October 1942 Signalman Baugh was the operator of a wireless set with a Field Company which was occupied in clearing gaps through enemy minefields in the ALAMEIN LINE, Egypt. Although wounded in the neck and dazed and weary by loss of blood he continued operating his set until relieved two hours later. The Company was under shelling and machine-gun fire practically all this time. As a result of Signalman Baugh’s bravery and determination the Field Company Commander was able to send back information of vital importance.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Baugh, Clifford. (Ref. WO 373/24/174). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Three times wonded AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'The same shell which destroyed the cable-laying jeep also wounded the operator of the No. 11 set in the Engineers' carrier, a K Section man, Signalman Baugh. His neck wound bled profusely, and although some of the Engineers had great difficulty in stemming the flow of blood and tried to persuade him to leave the set and be sent back to the rear, Baugh refused to go and insisted on operating the set until a relief operator could be sent. For two hours, although he fainted twice and had violent fits of retching, Baugh continued to pass back information from the OC 8 Field Company (Major Reid) to Brigade Headquarters until he was relieved by an operator sent up from K Section. For his gallant conduct Baugh received an immediate award of the MM.' (Source: Borman, C.A. Divisional Signals. p. 320.) AWMM
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Death

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

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 14 March 1943, p.1176.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35934/supplements/1176
      Further Reference
    • 'On the night of 23-24 October 1942 Signalman Baugh was the operator of a wireless set with a Field Company which was occupied in clearing gaps through enemy minefields in the ALAMEIN LINE, Egypt. Although wounded in the neck and dazed and weary by loss of blood he continued operating his set until relieved two hours later. The Company was under shelling and machine-gun fire practically all this time. As a result of Signalman Baugh’s bravery and determination the Field Company Commander was able to send back information of vital importance.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Baugh, Clifford. (Ref. WO 373/24/174). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7360926
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 25 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.320. AWMM
    • New Zealand Gazette AWMM
      MM. New Zealand Gazette, July 1944, p. 1143 AWMM
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