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Full Name: Richard Maurice Baker
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Richard Maurice
Surname: Baker
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7924
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Gold mining
Next of Kin: Mr F.W. Baker (father) Gate Pa, Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Care of Box 11, Blackball, West Coast, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion.
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 12
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 12. E. 14.
Biographical Notes: Richard Baker was the son of Frederick William and Edith Amy Baker, of Gate Pa, Tauranga, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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