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Erasmus Baxter

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Portrait of Lieutenant Erasmus Baxter, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1006 39. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Erasmus Baxter, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1006 39. Image may be s …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Erasmus AWMM
  • Surname
    Baxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23290 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1888 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs A.S. Baxter (wife), 126 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23290 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette, 1 January 1919, p33, Rec No 2719: For devotion to duty and consistent good work. This Officer has been Adjutant of the Battalion since 20 January 1918, when he returned after recovering from wounds received at Passchendaele. He has been untiring in his energies and has during the whole time rendered valuable service to the Battalion. During operations in March and April, and in minor operations at Hebuterne in July, and in the attack east of Havrincourt Wood his work was of the greatest assistance in making this operation successful. Previous to this he also did excellent work in a Platoon, and as Battalion Bombing Officer. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Erasmus Baxter was the husband of Annie Stewart Baxter, of 126, Tinakori Rd., Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I B 2 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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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
      33: 26 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p. 25. 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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