BAXTER, Robert Hector
(Service number 3/2594)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Medical practitioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Robert Gilbert Baxter (father), care of Mr Farquahson National Mortgage Agency Company (Limited), Dunedin, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European, 1917-1919
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards Military Cross (MC)

Award Circumstances and Date

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in working for three days at his regimental aid post under continual exposure to shell and machine gun fire. Granted 28 November 1917

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 1 February 1920 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (27 August 2015); Military Personnel File; SCRoll web submission from L Wright, 19 August 2015

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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum

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