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Robert John Bayliss

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Photo of memorial taken by G.A. Fortune (1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Photo of memorial taken by G.A. Fortune (1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Robert John AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Bayliss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    6848 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    8 Huitanguru 1909 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Unknown AWMM C/o Mrs Robinson, North Clyde, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs G. Hendle (mother), Post Office, Hastings, 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
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    6848 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      19 Poutūterangi 1942 AWMM
      'When attacked at MENASTIR, Libya, on 24 November 1941 Corporal (temporary Sergeant) Bayliss showed consistent leadership, courage and devotion to duty as acting Platoon Commander. His platoon successfully repulsed the enemy and then counter-attacked. In the face of rifle and pistol fire he personally attacked and captured a German mortar detachment of one officer and three other ranks and his coolness and courage at all times proved an inspiration to his platoon.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bayliss, Robert John. (Ref. WO 373/19/448). Military Medal. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
    WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

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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  • Robert Bayliss was the son of Francis and Mary H. Bayliss, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    WO II R. J. Bayliss, MM; born Hastings, 8 Feb 1909; shepherd; killed in action 26 Oct 1942. (Source: Henderson, J. 22 Battalion. p.109.)

    'What looked like two companies of Germans attacked from the east. They were difficult to spot. They advanced directly in front of the sun, and did not open fire until within 1000 yards. The battalion immediately manned all defences and turned the attackers back with heavy counter-fire from all weapons, the artillery, Bofors and anti-tank guns opening fire at a range of 1500 yards over open sights. B Company, from reserve, set out after the enemy until he reached his transport beyond the ridge. The counter-attack halted, but Bob Bayliss had not had enough. With Jack Adeane and another he chased five Germans for a mile, finally forcing them to ground. Bob, with a man on each flank, went in with his tommy gun. He shot two in the last 30 yards, and then the German officer emptied his Luger at him at point-blank range and missed. Bob, who brought the officer (‘a truculent b—’) and two other captives back with him, won the MM.' (Source: Henderson, J. 22 Battalion. p. 109.) AWMM
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Matenga

  • Matenga
    25 Whiringa ā-nuku 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. E. 6. AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Havelock North Cemetery, Havelock North, New Zealand AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Robert John Bayliss mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Robert John Bayliss

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 19 March 1942, p.1262.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35492/supplements/1262
      Further Reference
    • 'When attacked at MENASTIR, Libya, on 24 November 1941 Corporal (temporary Sergeant) Bayliss showed consistent leadership, courage and devotion to duty as acting Platoon Commander. His platoon successfully repulsed the enemy and then counter-attacked. In the face of rifle and pistol fire he personally attacked and captured a German mortar detachment of one officer and three other ranks and his coolness and courage at all times proved an inspiration to his platoon.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bayliss, Robert John. (Ref. WO 373/19/448). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7358887
      Further Reference
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
      https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2092228
      Sources Used
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.55, 109, 134, 215. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.15 AWMM

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