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Augustus George Baddiley

Karori Cemetery, view Wellington (photo P. Baker, 2005). - No known copyright restrictions

Karori Cemetery, view Wellington (photo P. Baker, 2005). - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Augustus George AWMM
  • Surname
    Baddiley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    A.C. Baddiley AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2326 AWMM
    • 7139 AWMM
    • 12/17 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 August 1878 Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 28 March 1900 AWMM Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 16 March 1902 AWMM Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 10 August 1914 AWMM 7 George Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Augustus George Bradford Baddiley (father), Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Augustus George Bradford Baddiley (father), Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Charlotte Grace Baddiley (wife), 7 George Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 28 April 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Augustus Baddiley was the son of Augustus George and Mary Ann Baddiley. He was the husband of Charlotte Grace Baddiley 37A St Mary's Road, Ponsonby.

    5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent were re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902
    Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and was loaned to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North c2011.
    Movements: Venetersdoorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Movements: Ventersdoorp

    Movements: Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks.

    Returned to NZ Left South Africa on 12/6/1901 aboard SS Tagus (with 4th Contingent).

    He held the rank of Quartermaster-Sergeant with the NZ Permanent Staff 1 November 1911

    Quartermaster-Sergeant in the North Auckland Regiment 27 August 1912- 31 October 1913.

    Struck off Strength of NZEF 1 March 1916 and absorbed into into the Establishment

    Transferred to Military Staff 1 October 1917

    He died in the influenza epidemic in 1918

    Service Number 7139 when he joined 9th Contingent, H Squadron with rank of Squadron Quartermaster-Sergeant. Named with initial C (A.C. Baddiley) on the Zeerust Cup

    Father was named Augustus Baddiley. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM C. 28. (S) AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Scottish Masonic Centre, 59 Grey St, Onehunga, Auckland 1061 AWMM

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