Charles Thomas AWMM
Also known as
WWI 36847 AWMM
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Walter Baker (father), Monrad Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 6" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
142 lb AWMM
Embarked Wellington, 19 January 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 30 January 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged from hospital, 16 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 23 March 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 May 1917.
Wounded in action, 14 November 1917 (gun shot wound, face: mild); admitted same day to No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 November 1917; to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 27 January 1918; to 4th Brigade, 11 February 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 March 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 1/2 West Riding Field Ambulance; transferred same day to No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to England, 13 March 1918, and admitted same day to Lewisham Military Hospital; to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 17 March 1918; to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, 8 May 1918; discharged to Codford, 6 July 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 October 1918; relinquished rank of Lance Corporal, 12 December 1918.
Found guilty, 21 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 12 January, till apprehended, 0300, 15 February 1919: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 34 days' pay.
Commenced return to New Zealand on board 'Waimana', 23 June 1919; discharged, 21 July 1919.
Total war service: 2 years 304 days (of which 2 years 156 days were abroad) AWMM
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Charles Thomas Baker
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
52: 34 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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