BAKER, Gordon Albert
(Service number )
|First Rank||Gunner||Last Rank|
|Date||5 February 1898||Place of Birth||Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia|
|Date||30 December 1912||Age||14|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With||Royal Field Artillery|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||5 June 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 April 1977||Age||78|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Gordon was born in Wagga Wagga according to family lore.
While no personnel service record has yet been found, his service appears to be verified by a Medal Card entry found on Ancestry (note no servce number is shown on his gravestone). It appears he must have lied about his age when enlisting and served for four years going by the medals he recieved.
Gaordon had moved to New Zealand by1928, from which time he lived in Wiamate. He married Kathleen Annuncate Agnes Hannifn in 1929. Gordon is buried in Waimate Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; ancestry.co.au
No documents available.
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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