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Edwin Baldwin

Portrait, postcard stamped Cartolina Postale, divided, not franked , front: 1916. slouch hat, leather bandolier - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, postcard stamped Cartolina Postale, divided, not franked , front: 1916. slouch hat, leathe …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Baldwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/564 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 October 1893 AWMM MelbourneVictoria AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Uruti, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Baldwin (father), Waerenga, Waikato, 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
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/564 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial AWMM
  • 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 20 AWMM
    Farm hand/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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalised in 1917 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edwin Baldwin was the son of George and Elizabeth Mary Baldwin, formerly of Victoria, Australia. He migrated with his parents and siblings c1906. His parents settled in the Waikato, c1920 in Okaerio, Waerenga, Waikato.

    Three sons, brothers served in WW1, Edwin Baldwin (11/564) with the NZEF; and William Frank Baldwin (10093?) and Leslie Lanyon Baldwin (2206) enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

    Edwin was originally buried in the same grave as Captain Herrick (Wellington Mounted Rifles) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Ayun KaraPalestine AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM B. 54. AWMM
    • Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Family plot memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2016 - Personal visit
  • Memorial reference
    ANGLICAN DIVISION E Row 10, Plot 36 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2016 -



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  • Memorial name
    • Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembering my Grandmother's brothers Edwin, Lesley and Frank (William) Baldwin. Will be paying our respects at Uruti tomorrow. Very proud of these men.
    Public - Kathleen Elizabeth - Other relative - 24 April 2018
  • From your distant relative - second cousin twice removed.
    You signed up in your adopted country and paid the ultimate price.
    Public - Murray - Other relative - 3 October 2017



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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Auckland Weekly News, 1918 AWMM
    • 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
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those who died 14 November 1917 from Powles, C.G. (1922), p. 264 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • HMNZT 6. Orari tatler : a souvenir of the voyage of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from Wellington to Alexandria, Oct. 16th-Dec. 3rd, 1914. (1915). [Cairo, Egypt]: Whitehead, Morris and Co. (Egypt) Ltd. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2018Kathleen ElizabethNew ZealandOther relative
03 October 2017MurrayHamilton, New ZealandOther relative
02 August 2016SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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