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Richard John Baker

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 27 September 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 27 September 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard John AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    466078 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 October 1908 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Richard Baker was the son of John William and Frances Rose Baker, of Timaru, Canterbury; husband of Lorna Inez Prudence Baker, of Timaru. AWMM
    • Raymond Baker Ser No 17029, NZ ASC, younger brother. KIA 21 Jan 1942 in Cairo as a result of an accident. Public - Elizabeth - Researcher - 5 February 2022 - Own research
      Paperspast
      CWGC

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VII. C. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2613670
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.10 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 February 2022ElizabethTIMARUResearcher
02 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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