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Ronald Lavender Baker

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  • Title
    Flying Officer Public - Timothy Neil Barber - Other Relative - 30 August 2015 - New Zealand Armed Forces Statement of Service
  • Forenames
    Ronald Lavender AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron Public - Timothy Neil Barber - Other Relative - 30 August 2015 - Family papers
  • Service number
    • NZ391337 AWMM
    • WWII 391337 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 March 1920 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    29 March 1920 Public - Timothy Neil - Other relative - 19 August 2018 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Netherne, Surrey, England Public - Timothy Neil - Other relative - 19 August 2018 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Father: Albert Victor (Vic) Baker
    Mother: Christina Sarah Baker (nee Tod) Public - Timothy Neil - Other relative - 19 August 2018 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    31 Simla Crescent, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand Public - Timothy Neil - Other relative - 19 August 2018 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.G. Baker (wife), 47 Stanley Road, Newberry, Cheshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Victor Baker and of Sarah Christina Baker (nee Tod), of 31 Simla Crescent, Khandallah, Wellington; husband of Margaret Gwenda Baker (nee Hughes) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 October 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    EernegemBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eernegem Communal Cemetery, Ichtegem, West Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Eastern side AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Sally apologises for her mistake - the grave is at Eernegem Communal Cemetery in Belgium. She has asked me to make this point on her behalf.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 August 2018
  • My Uncle Ron is buried in a village in Poland someday they may bring him home to his family. Two boys from Ohope went to his grave last year and put poppies on the graves of the three airmen killed in that raid. The graves are looked after very well by the village people. Ron was married to my Mother.

    Public - SALLY ELIZABETH - Direct descendant - 24 May 2018
  • I am sad never to have known my Uncle Ron who fought bravely in harsh conditions in the air war in the Western Desert (Middle East) for 18 months with 73 RAF Squadron, before being re-posted to England on medical grounds, then killed in action over Belgium on only his 3rd operation with 485 (RNZAF) Squadron.
    Public - Timothy Neil Barber - Other Relative - 30 August 2015
  • Thinking of you on this very special ANZAC day.
    Public - John Stuart Sargisson - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 August 2018Timothy NeilWellington, New ZealandOther relative
17 August 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
24 May 2018SALLY ELIZABETHWhakatane New ZealandDirect descendant
30 August 2015Timothy Neil BarberWellington, New ZealandOther Relative
27 April 2015John Stuart SargissonWellington NZOther Relative

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