|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs J Baird, 5 Ocean View, Mornington, Dunedin|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in Dunedin City Rifles; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on
|Final unit||1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Tyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 3), Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Wife: Mrs J. Baird, 72 Newton Road, Auckland|
War service: Western Front
Marched into Sling Camp, 21 May 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 9 July 1917, and posted to 10th Company.
Admitted to Field Ambulance (no details recorded); rejoined Bn, 11 August 1917, and posted to 8th Company.
Reported wounded in action, 12 October 1917.
Court of Enquiry, 17 November 1917, concluded: 'No evidence available. Taking into consideration the circumstances of the attack of 12th Oct 1917 it is reasonable to suppose the ab/nd [above-named] was killed in action in the attack on Belle Vue Spur 12th Oct 1917.'
No Form B103 on file.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Parents: James and Elizabeth BAIRD (both b. Scotland)|
|Sources||Nominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 13
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22272010
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