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Raymond John Baker

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond John AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/311 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
    Pre 14 August 1914 AWMM Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maria Baker (mother), Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/311 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Timber Mill Worker/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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      136 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Richard and Maria Baker, of "Hill View," Otorohanga, Hamilton.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a copy of a letter written by 12/433 William Arthur Price to a Miss Cann, dated 22 April 1916, concerning the death of Private Raymond Baker. Price describes his close friendship with Baker and the circumstances surrounding Baker's death. Also included is a memoriam card. [Ref. MS 2008/55]

    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Reported missing, 25 April 1915.
    Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded 'Now reported Believed Dead'. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Came to visit the Museum 26/4/2015 with Ray and Joan Baker (Ray is the nephew of Raymond Baker - naned after him) I am his great neice.
    Public - Judith - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • lest we forget them the soldiers killed in action otherwise who will
    Public - Michealle Lynne - 22 April 2015
  • In Loving memory of my Great Uncle Raymond who was killed in Action at Gallipoli April 25th 1915
    Public - Lindsay Leslie Walden - Other Relative - 26 February 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 30 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 May 2015Lindsay WaldenAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
26 April 2015Judith Titirangi, AucklandOther Relative
22 April 2015Michealle LynneHamilton, new zealandOther
06 April 2015Lindsay LeslieAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
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