Object: Portrait of Ashley Heath Baigent
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|Title||Portrait of Ashley Heath Baigent|
Berry, William (photography studio), 1917, Wellington
|Medium summary||black and white glass negative|
|Materials||photographic gelatin, sheet glass, silver, photographic plates|
|Classification||studio portraits, portraits, black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives|
|Format||half plate (1/2)|
|Credit line||Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds|
Ashley Heath Baigent, service number 42970
The soldier in this image has been identified as Gunner Ashley Heath Baigent of the New Zealand Field Artillery. Ashley was a farmer from Takaka at the time he attested for service on 8 January 1917.He was assigned to the 25th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery but was found to have a goitre and therefore 'unfit for active service'.After the war Ashley became a director of the Nelson Freezing Works and worked as a 'fat stock buyer' for many years. He was also a County Councillor and a member of the Takaka Show Committee. was named after him.
Ashley took over his father's farm in the 1940s in partnership with his brother Phillip. He died on 17 May, 1958.
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