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Richard Henry Baff

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. - This image may b …

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Richard Henry AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Baff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Harry AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    32222 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Unknown AWMM Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs I.J. Baff (mother), Maunu Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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  • Pakanga
  • Kauhanga riri
    • Libya AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    32222 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    Was MiD for gallant conduct after the sinking of a ship off Sidi Barrani during the Libyan Campaign on 31 January 1941. AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

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  • Sapper Baff was the son of Robert John Arthur and Isabella Jessie Baff, of Whangarei

    He did not tell his parents about his Mentioned in Despatches distinction. It is thought however that he mentioned the actual incident in a letter to his parents. He said that during the Libyan Campaign they had had a hard job of rescuing the crew and soldiers from a troopship that had sunk close to the coast. The troops worked right through the night hauling the men from the vessel up precipitous cliffs by ropes.

    Captain Anderson, commanding officer of the specialist unit of the New Zealand Engineers to which Sapper Baff was attached wrote to his parents noting that Sapper Baff distinguished himself in the desert campaign and had been specially commended by General Wavell.

    Sapper Baff was overseas with the third echelon and after serving in Libya and Greece he was killed in Crete.

    During his service he sent home to his people many interesting souvenirs of the fighting including parts of Italian equipment. AWMM
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Matenga

  • Matenga
    20 Haratua 1941 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2. E. 15 AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Richard Henry Baff mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Richard Henry Baff

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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 22 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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