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Pita Heretaunga Baker

  • Service number
    • WWI 20772 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 15 Rfts, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion; WWII: Home Opotiki Btn.,No 2A Group Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pita Heretaunga AWMM
  • Surname
    Baker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 20772 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    10 May 1889 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    • Waiohiki. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 13 November 2016 - Biography by MacDonald, Barrie. Imperial Patriot; Charles Alma Baker and the history of Limestone Downs.
    • Taradale, Hawkes Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    • son of Charles Alma Baker Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Research
    • His mother was Maria Nikora 'a high-born member of the Ngati Rua hapu of the Whakatohea tribe. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 13 November 2016 - Biography by MacDonald, Barrie. Imperial Patriot; Charles Alma Baker and the history of Limestone Downs.
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer in Opotiki
    Justice of the Peace Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • H. Hei (friend), Solicitor, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamiora [Sam] Hei was in fact Pita's stepbrother, also the son of Maria Nikora. Hamiora was the first Maori to practise law in New Zealand. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 13 November 2016 - Biography by MacDonald, Barrie. Imperial Patriot; Charles Alma Baker and the history of Limestone Downs.
  • Relationship status
    single
    1920 married Florence Alicia Kate Penny Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 15 Rfts, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion; WWII: Home Opotiki Btn.,No 2A Group Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 20772 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    1916-1919; WWII: 1941- Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    3 1/2 yrs Te Aute College Cadets Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    27yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WWI: Corporal
    WWII: Temp Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1984 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    96yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Opotiki, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Tēnā koe e pā, Moe mai, moe mai rā Arohanui, nā ōu mokopuna
    Public - Kahukore Baker - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 38 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
13 November 2016StoneyTuakauResearcher
20 September 2016ArmourynzResearcher
01 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
23 April 2015Kahukore BakerWellington New ZealandOther Relative
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