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James Leslie Baker

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  B_002. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel B_002. Image taken June 2020.

© Auckland Museum CC BY AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25002 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1908 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM C/o A.R. Stanton, Mapiu, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o A.R. Stanton, Mapiu, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr James Baker (father), Whitianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr James Baker (father), Whitianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • POW - Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 85, Tuturano, Italy POW Deaths (R25405152)
      Brindisi Hospital. AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 12 April 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Brindisi Hospital. Bronchopneunomia. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Baker was the son of James and Elizabeth Agnes Baker, of Whitianga, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XI. D. 33. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2202981
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 24 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 19 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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