BAKER, Leonard Joseph
(Service number 55393)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. Baker (father), Exeter St, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry
Date 26 July 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 September 1918 Age 21
Place of Death Havrincourt, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France
Memorial Reference VII. A. 3
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Leonard Baker was the won of Albert and Elizabeth Baker of The Valley, Glenavy. Born at Waimate


Cenotaph Sep 2013

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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