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John Austin Baker

Portrait, Royal Air Force (supplied by Paul Baker) - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Austin AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    44771 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 September 1916 AWMM HokiangaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Baker was the son of Francis James Baker and Ella Baker (nee Webster).

    He was a brother of: 12/3245 Sgt Francis Harold Baker MM NZEF; 2/2961 Gnr Fairlie Nene Baker NZEF; 87579 Pte Boyd Russell Baker NZEF; 49307 Gnr Albert Harry Baker 2NZEF and 43549 L/Sgt Montrose Charles Baker 2NZEF

    Brother-in-law of: 29935 Pte Oswald Walter Wright 2NZEF

    Nephew of: 41251 Rfn Robert Baker NZEF; 59850 Pte William Baker NZEF

    Cousin of: 6/1564 Pte Joseph Stanley Herbert NZEF; 12/327 Sgt Alexander Croom Cardno NZEF; 12/126 Pte Robert Webster Cardno NZEF

    He was a Training Manager Air New Zealand 1945-1980. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 November 2004 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pakanae Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Opononi, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 November 2004 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 November 2004 AWMM
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