BAXTER, John Wilson
(Service number 88664)

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Date 24 July 1880 Place of Birth Upper Waitohi, NZ

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ruapuna, Ahburton
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
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Date 29 April 1963 Age 83 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 262, Plot 32
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Wilon Baxter was the son of Irish-born parents, John and Margaret (née Wilson) Baxter. He married Margaret Jane Wightman on 22 October 1912 at Methven. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts. He enlisted on 17 December 1917 at Ashburton.


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [30 December 2019]

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