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Thomas Bakewell

Headstone of Lance Corporal Thomas Picton Bakewell (6/1772). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9829). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Lance Corporal Thomas Picton Bakewell (6/1772). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperin …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Bakewell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thomas Picton Bakewell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1772 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 26 Kipling Street, Sydenham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H. Bakewell (father), 26 Kipling Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1772 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas Hugh Freschville Bakewell and Florence Picton Bakewell, of Hackthorne Rd., Cashmere Hills, Christchurch AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVI. B. 16 AWMM
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  • I would like to make contact with Pauline & William regarding the papers they discovered, but sadly the email address they left no longer works. I am connected to Thomas Bakewell through his stepmother, Amy Bakewell, nee Goulstone. (Thomas's mother died when he was an infant, so his stepmother raised him.)
    Public - Kathy - Other relative - 1 December 2020
  • We have moved down to Mt Maunganui from Onehunga Auckland, when clearing out, we found underneath our home in Auckland family documents and family photographs which refer to Pvt T Bakewell reg. no. 6/1772. On the inside cover of his diary the following numbers are listed L.G no 22426 Rifle no 4045 and revolver no 138374. In this diary there is hand written diagrams of battlefield layouts from the first World War. Mr Bakewell also had a scrap book with poems and newspaper cuttings from over seas and from news papers in New Zealand. There is four family photo's and sadly we cannot read the names on the back of the photos. A Mr Hugh Bakewell wrote a letter to The Right Honorable Neville Chamberlain, dated 12th April 1939, on looking at your web site and discovering that Pvt T Bakewell died overseas We are now not sure whether this was another family member, his address at the time of writ
    Public - Pauline & William - 10 July 2016



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01 December 2020KathyLittle RiverOther relative
10 July 2016Pauline & WilliamMt Maunganui Tauranga New ZealandOther

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