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Full Name
Matenga Baker
Rank Last Held
Temporary Sergeant
Forename(s)
Matenga
Surname
Baker
Also Known As
Sonny
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
817685
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Miss P. Baker (sister), Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 12th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 14
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 6
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
3 April 1945
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1945
Cause of Death
Died on active service
Cemetery Name
Faenza War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VIII. C. 21.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baker, of Muriwai
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944)
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
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