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Joseph Thomas Baigent

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  • Service number
    WWI 29214 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Joe Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait provided by Peter Millward - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait provided by Peter Millward - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Baigent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joe Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Service number
    WWI 29214 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1895 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Wakefield, Nelson Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Wakefield, Nelson Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Charlotte Baigent (mother), Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 October 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines, Ploegsteert Wood and Passchendaele Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - Nelson Evening Mail 14 Jan 1961
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29214 AWMM
  • Military service
    28 June 1916 - 27 October 1918 Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - Military records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21 Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .

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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Loss right arm Pension: 32/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal Public - David - Direct descendant - 9 February 2016 - .

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charlotte White Baigent and Joseph Baigent.

    Husband of Clarice Kathleen (nee Ricketts) Baigent.

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Wakefield, Nelson AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 May 1980 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of death
    18 May 1980 Public - David (grandson) - Direct descendant - 5 September 2019 - .
  • Age at death
    84 Public - David (grandson) - Direct descendant - 5 September 2019 - .
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Plot 106 Block 01D AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I was the eldest of four daughters, I have many happy memories of my father he was a real character and loved teasing people.He was a hard working man. We were a very happy family and loved doing things together. He was very loving and I was always proud to be his daughter. Sports were a big part of his life, tennis, bowls and golf.
    Public - Muriel Ruth - Child - 31 March 2017
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  • I loved going to stay at Avalon with my Uncle Joe and Aunt Clar. Uncle used to allow us to help him on the farm. I can remember,as a child, asking him how he lost his arm. He replied "the Germans wanted it to make sausages!!" Such was his sense of humour. There were few things he was unable to do but he couldn't tie his tie or eat an egg from an egg cup. I remember the thrill my husband and I got when we found the letter written to his brother Ted in a rusty tin in a shed on the farm in Opotiki. We couldn't believe he had written it with his left hand.
    Public - Gwenda Ruth - Direct descendant - 20 October 2016
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  • Joe was a wonderful man, he lost an arm in the war, but it never deterred him, I can remember him playing golf, hit the ball straight as a dye, could hold is own on the course easily. When it came to shooting he could bowl a Rabbit with the wink of an eye, then work the bolt with the gun between his legs for the next shot. He farmed all thru his life and there wasn't much he couldn't do, including shear a sheep, took a little longer but he could do it!
    Public - Kent - Direct descendant - 9 October 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      43: 9 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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12 September 2019David (grandson)Nelson, NZDirect descendant
22 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
31 March 2017Muriel Ruth NelsonChild
20 October 2016Gwenda RuthNelsonDirect descendant
09 October 2016KentSouth Auckland , New ZealandDirect descendant

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