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Wiri Aurunui Baker

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

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

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiri Aurunui AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wiri Auranui Baker AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1/183 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 April 1892 AWMM OtakiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 August 1914 AWMM 11 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Baker (mother), 11 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Samoa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1/183 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 9 August 1914 AWMM Compositor/Civilian AWMM
    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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Margaret Riddell (also spelled as Riddle) (nee Ballantyne) Baker and Edward Baker.

    Wife of Gladys May nee Anderson.

    Two sons, served in WW1, brothers Wiri Aurunui Baker (1/183) and Edward George Huia Baker (3/1297)

    Served in New Zealand for 2 days before being sent overseas for 80 days.

    Embarked to New Zealand from hospital suffering from pleurisy.

    A fine soccer player he was also an exceptional cricketer playing for Midland, as a representative for Wellington and for the Black Caps during the 1920's and 30's.

    Member of the Welleslyan, Central Mission Silver Band playing the euphonium.

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as Wiri Auranui Baker (service record) and Wiri Aurunui Baker (probate) (October 2011) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 July 1966 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM [Ashes?] Section Public2 Plot 466 W AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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