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Horace Stanley Baker

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Gravestone at Waikumete Cemetery provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright restrictions

Gravestone at Waikumete Cemetery provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/485 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1884 AWMM WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 12 October 1915 AWMM Queen Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Emily Baker (mother), care of Mrs Staite, Suva, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 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 25/485 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 12 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Painter 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted General Hospital, 13 August 1917; discharged to base in France 9 October 1917. AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal Baker left UK 28 March 1919 for New Zealand aboard 'Northumberland'.

    After the war, he married Susannah (Cis) Baker, daughter of James Baker and Susan Baker (nee Parigi). The two Baker families are not related.

    Susannah Baker died 3 February 1976.

    Horace and Susannah Baker are the parents of Mary and Don. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 August 1940 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 27 August 1940 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1048 AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • We didn't get to know you Grandpa only stories that Cissy used to tell us as children.Thinking of you at this special time. Love from your Grandchildren. Janice Robyn Barbara Robert and Judith.
    Public - Janice Ngaire - Other Relative - 9 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 2 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald, 27 August 1940 AWMM
    • Blast : the magazine of the Third Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. John Long Ltd. ; [On board ship] : [H.M.N.Z.T. No. 42, Ulimaroa] AWMM

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09 April 2015Janice NgaireHastings New ZealandOther Relative

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