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Alexander Stanley Baker

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11580 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1887 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Baker (father), Waiau, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11580 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 16 November 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Baker was the son of Edward Baker, of 96, Dyers Pass Rd., Cashmere, Christchurch, and the late Elizabeth Harold Baker. Native of Sydenham, Christchurch.

      New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM
    • Brother of Sergeant Leonard Francis BAKER 6/1084, who died of wounds 20/21 August 1915 aged 25. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 January 2019 - Personal research
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About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Family grave plot memorial
    Sydenham Cemetery, 1 Simeon Street, Christchurch, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 January 2019 - Personal visit
  • Memorial reference
    Block 24c Plot 25 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 January 2019 - Christchurch City Council cemeteries database; family member search to locate;



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Fondly remembered today in Waiau from the farm by your family. First year we are unable to go to the centaph to see your name read out as part of ANZAC day. Thankyou for your contribution to make the world a better place.
    Public - Stephen - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • NZ lost a great man on 7th June 1917. Thank you for your sacrifice you are still fondly remembered by all your family 100 years later.
    Public - Stephen - Other relative - 21 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 December 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2020StephenWaiau New ZealandDirect descendant
02 January 2019SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
02 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher

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