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Robert Baker

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Robert Baker standing against painted back drop in uniform - No known copyright restrictions

Robert Baker standing against painted back drop in uniform - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob Baker AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41251 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 August 1880 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1916 AWMM Silver Grill, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bridget Baker (mother), Silver Grid, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41251 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Fish Curer/Civilian AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      164 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      France, wounded severe, gsw left arm in action, 18 January 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Trench Foot AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No. 14 General Hospital; transferred to Walton-on-Thames AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Bridget (nee Thompson) and Josiah Baker

    Served 1 year 226 days

    There is a discrepancy in age at death. Family records 72 years, plaque reference says 69 years. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 June 1953 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Returned Service Section, Plaque 101 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 35 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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