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Whare Baker

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Private Whare Baker, Maori Contingent, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 4 November 1915 p040.  Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19151104-40-37. No known Copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Whare AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Te Whare BAKER Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    WWI 16/524 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
    son Jack Lionel Baker and Heni Urupa Morete Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jack Baker, Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/524 AWMM
  • Military service
    Jan 1915-Aug 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # (unable to read number) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • 11 Jan 1915 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for C T Baker, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    27yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record

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
      6' 2" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      190 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John Lionel and Jane Baker, of Kahukura, Gisborne; husband of the late Wiki Baker.

      Removed to DBI Hospital, Malta, 13 April 1915 (gonorrhoea).
      Embarked for Egypt, 12 July 1915; transferred to Base, Alexandria, 16 July 1915.
      Returned to duty, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.
      Killed in action, Anzac, 21 August 1915.

      Parents: John Lionel and Jane Baker, Kahukura, Gisborne; Wife: the late Wiki Baker AWMM
    • Sept 1915 - Amongst the. members of the Maori Contingent, recently reported killed in action were Whare Baker of Waipiro Bay, Rawiri Taewa of Tuparoa, and Hauraki Waiti Waipiro Bay, whilst Hori N. Te Awarau, who died of pneumonia, also belonged to Waipiro Bay. Private George Morgan, wounded, is a relative of Mrs Raiha Morgan, of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 13801, 29 September 1915, Page 4
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 30 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
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Moea mai Papa Whare. Half brother to my koroua Bert Baker of Waipiro Bay, may he forever rest in peace.
    Public - Maraea - Other relative - 29 February 2016

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29 February 2016MaraeaLower Hutt, New ZealandOther relative
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