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Bruce Macley Baker (1952 - 1976)

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PO Bruce Macley Baker
Born in Umtali, Manicaland, Southern Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Ngarwe TTL (Operation Hurricane)map
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 13 Dec 2018
12:51: Andrew Field edited the Biography for Bruce Macley Baker (1952-1976). [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: Warren Hills Cemetery, Harare, Harare Province | Roll of Honour (War), British South Africa Police | Duty Uniformed Branch, British South Africa Police | Killed in Action, Rhodesia, Rhodesian Bush War | Umtali, Manicaland, Southern Rhodesia | Ngarwe Tribal Trust Land, Mashonaland, Rhodesia | Guinea Fowl School, Gwelo, Midlands.

PO Bruce Baker was Killed in Action during Rhodesian Bush War.


Birth & Upbringing: Bruce was born in Umtali in 1952. He was the son of Mr and Mrs LD Baker. He had two sisters, Sherril and Lorraine.
Family: Bruce never married.
Education: He was schooled at Guinea Fowl School near Gwelo [1]
Vocation: Bruce worked with a tobacco company in Salisbury after leaving school. He did his national service with the Rhodesian Army and a few months after completing this joined BSA Police April 1974: Reg. No. 9182; served until February 1976.
Demise: Killed in action - ambush while serving as a Patrol Officer with Duty Uniform in Ngarwe TTL (Operation Hurricane) [2] [3] [4] [5]
Burial: Bruce was buried at the Warren Hills Cemetery on 11 February 1976 [6]


  1. Obituary Notice Outpost 2/1976 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  2. Zimbabwe Death Notices 1904-1976 Database with images. Ref: SP 9/76 as cited by National Archives, Harare
  3. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour
  4. Ibid Outpost Magazine
  5. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.
  6. Ibid Obituary Notice Outpost Magazine

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