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Evan John Baxter

New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Panel 8: Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve - Sub-Lieutenants Read - Watts, Lieutenant Commanders (A), Lieutenants (A), Sub - Lieutenants (A) - Adams - Hayward (digital photo John Halpin 2011) - CC BY John Halpin

New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Panel 8: Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve - Sub-Lieu …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Evan John AWMM
  • Surname
    Baxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 3172 AWMM
    • WWII NZD3172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.J. Baxter (father), 12 Tecoma Street, Ellerslie, Ellerslie, Auckland, 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    26 January 1945 AWMM
    Attack on oil refineries at Palembang, Sumatra 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
    Executed while Prisoner of War AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Executed with seven other Fleet Air Arm pilots by Captain Toshio Kataoka and Captain Ikeda.

      Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

      Served on the HMS Illustrious. AWMM
    • His Corsair fighter was damaged during air combat with Japanese aircraft over Sumatra but on the return flight towards the carrier he had to bale out, landing safely near Simpang. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 3 July 2023 - Hobbs, David. The British Pacific Fleet p79
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p. 249 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Waters, S.D. (1956). The Royal New Zealand Navy. Wellington, N.Z.: Department Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Waters, S.D. (1956). p. 537 AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 4), Archives New Zealand, R21465678, AAYT AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 5), Archives New Zealand, R21465679, AAYT AWMM
    • Allison, D., Richards, R., & Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. (2009). Flying navy : the story of new zealanders who flew in the fleet air arm in world war i and world war ii and the roll of honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland [N.Z.] : Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Information on Japanese-run internment (prisoner of war) camps was kindly provided by Chris Brooks. More than 350 Japanese-run military prisoner-of-war and civilian internment and concentration camps were run throughout the "Far East" during World War II. AWMM

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