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John William Baker

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1456 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1882 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra New NorfolkTasmania Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Central Dining-rooms, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Charles Luker Baker (father), New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1456 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      164 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 13 February 1915; disembarked Suez, 26 March 1915. Appointed Acting Sergeant, 31 May 1915.
    Transferred to Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 9 June 1915.
    Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 9 June 1915.
    Admitted to Hospital Ship, 5 September 1915; transferred to Egypt, and admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 9 September 1915; discharged to Base, 1 October 1915; admitted to Lady Godley's Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 3 November 1915; to NZ General Hospital, 15 December 1915; discharged to Base Details, 21 December 1915.
    Embarked from Alexandria for England, 30 May 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Regiment, in the field, and posted to No 1 Company, 25 October 1916, and relinquished rank of Temporary Sergeant.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 9 December 1916; promoted Sergeant, 4 February 1917.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted 9th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 9 June 1917 (listed as 'seriously ill'); removed from 'seriously ill' list, 4 July 1917; transferred to England; transferred to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, 7 July 1917; marched out from Hornchurch, 29 July 1917, to report to Codford, 13 August 1917.
    Tried by District Court Martial, 14 September 1917: pleaded guilty to charge of being absent without leave when granted leave to expire 8 am, 24 August, failed to report, and remained absent without leave until about 6 pm, 29 August: sentenced to be reduced to rank of Corporal, and forfeited 6 days' pay.
    Marched in to Sling Camp from Codford, 3 October 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1917.
    Wounded in action, 26 March 1918 (third occasion; shrapnel wound, left arm: severe compound fracture), and admitted to No 6 Stationary Hospital, and transferred to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, 27 March 1918; transferred to England, 28 March 1918, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 31 March 1918. Transferred to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, 3 April 1918; discharged to Command Depot, Codford, 22 April 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 May 1918.
    Transferred to 2nd Entrenching Bn, 30 May 1918.
    Wounded in action (fourth occasion), 4 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 September 1918; transferred to England, 7 September 1918, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 8 September 1918; transferred to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital; discharged on furlough, 28 October 1918, to report to Codford, 12 November 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board 'Briton', 24 December 1918; discharged, 26 February 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 52 days (of which 3 years 350 days were abroad). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    SCRoll profile (South Canterbury Roll of Honour)
    https://museum.timaru.govt.nz/explore/scroll/profile?id=3249
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 30 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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