George Bartrum Baker

CBE MBE (Mil) DCM MM JP

Date of birth

28 November 1895 at Christchurch

Parents

George T Baker and Fanny M Baker (nee Bartrum)

Married

Gwendolen Maud Osmond 23 April 1919 at Alderbury, Wiltshire, England

Children

Four sons and two daughters

Died

27 August 1971 at Timaru

Education

Timaru Boys' High School

Positions held

  • Farmed at Cannington, Cave from after World War I
  • A pioneer of modern grassland methods
  • Chairman Upper Pareora Rabbit Board
  • First Chairman of New Zealand Rabbit Destruction Council 1948-65
  • Chairman Canterbury Farmers Co-operative Association Ltd 1955-69
  • Electoral Committee of New Zealand Meat and Wool Boards 1949

Honours

  • MM 1917
  • DCM 1918
  • (Army) Commissioned 1919
  • MBE Military Division 1944

Civil

  • JP CBE 1961
  • Special Award New Zealand Grasslands Association 1959
  • Royal Agricultural Society, gold medal, bronze medallion
  • Hon Life Membership 1960