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Leonard Francis Baker

Photo from Auckland Weekly News Honour Roll 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Photo from Auckland Weekly News Honour Roll 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1084 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 April 1890 AWMM AmuriCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waiau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Baker, Waiau, Amuri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1084 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 15 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Leonard Baker was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Harold Baker. Born at Amuri. AWMM
    • Brother of Sergeant Alexander Stanley BAKER 11580 killed in action, Belgium 17 Jun 1917 aged 30 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 January 2019 - Own research


About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM D. 48. AWMM
  • 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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  • Wow what a brave man you were. Twice wounded in the Gallipoli campaign. You managed to get to a hospital ship by nightfall and get to Cairo eventually where you died from your wounds. You were extremely lucky your brother Stan arrived shortly after your death to arrange your gravestone so we know where you are buried. Fondly remembered by the family for over 100 years. Thanks for your ultimate sacrifice. NZ lost a brave man on 21st August 2015.
    Public - Stephen - Other relative - 21 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 January 2023Glenn Lower Hutt Other
02 January 2019SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
21 April 2016Stephen WaiauOther relative

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