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Islay Whittington Baxter

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CORP. I. WHITTINGTON BAXTER, of Ohaewai, Killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 11 January 1917 p045. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19170111-45-3. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

CORP. I. WHITTINGTON BAXTER, of Ohaewai, Killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Islay Whittington AWMM
  • Surname
    Baxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Islay Barter AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/66 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 February 1895 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dr William Whittington Baxter (father), Ohaeawai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/66 AWMM
  • Military service
    Gresham College OTC AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Gentleman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Dr and Mrs William Whittington Baxter of Kitchener St, Takapuna, Auckland.

    He attended King's College and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour. No Portrait in the King's College Honour Roll, WWI.

    Attended St John's College 1906-11. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • I am interested to know if Cpl Islay Whittington Baxter was known as 'Tiki' Baxter. My father had a friend who I only know of as Tiki Baxter who was killed at Flers in September 1916 by the same German shell that wounded my father Lt. Arthur Nelson Burgoyne Heather. If anyone knows if this is Tiki Baxter there is more to this story.
    Public - Campbell - Researcher - 19 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 41 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. 5: Includes portrait 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
14 April 2018ShellyAucklandOther relative
19 April 2015CampbellBowral NSW AustraliaResearcher

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