James Alexander Steenson Baird 12 December 1893 - 7 June 1917 Key details Contribute › Service number29720 AWMM Also known asJim AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMOtago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 4th (Otago) Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames Alexander Steenson AWMM SurnameBaird AWMM Ingoa Also known asJim AWMM Service number29720 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCongregational AWMM Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth12 December 1893 AWMM Place of birthDunedinOtagoNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMMachinist AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 30 June 1916 AWMM39 Wallis StreetCarisbrookDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationEdwin Stakey (cousin)26 David StreetCavershamDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 October 1916 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1919 AWMMWestern Front AWMMMessines AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number29720 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM30 June 1916 AWMMTrenthamUpper HuttWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM22 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM16 Oct 1916-28 December 1916 AWMMHMNZT 66 AWMMDevonportDevonEnglandCape of Good HopeCape ProvinceRepublic of South Africa AWMMPort of CallDepart - 16 Oct 1916Arrival - 28 Dec 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM18th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company AWMMWillochra AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 9 inches AWMMWeightUnknown Period AWMM168 pounds AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMOtago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 4th (Otago) Company AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of the James and Lucinda Charlotte BairdAll Black in 1913Attested June 1916, embarked for England October 1916Marched into Sling November 1916Embarked for France February 1917, attached to strength EtaplesJoined Battalion and posted to 4th Company in the field 1 March 1917Mortally wounded in action later that week on 7 March 1917 AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death7 June 1917 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathFrance AWMM Death notes1st Australian Casualty Clearing Stationin the fieldFrance AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameBailleul Communal Cemetery ExtensionNordFrance AWMM Grave referenceIII. B. 265. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember James Alexander Steenson Baird by laying a poppy. James Baird James Baird James Alexander Steenson Baird James Edward Malcolm Baird James William Baird Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Alexander Steenson Baird Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedAllblacks.com website All Blacks A to Zhttp://stats.allblacks.com/asp/atoz.asp?group=ASources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22272043Archives NZGame report: 2nd Test Match Australia vs New Zealand, Carisbrook 13 September 1913Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 66, 15 September 1913, Page 11http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19130915.2.129Further ReferenceRugby Museum.co.nz rugby profilehttp://www.rugbymuseum.co.nz/ABProfilee.asp?level1=All_Blacks&Level2=ABC&IDID=34Further ReferenceNew Zealand Rugby Museum, 87 Cuba Street, Palmerston Northhttp://www.rugbymuseum.co.nz/default.asp?level1=HomeFurther ReferenceNixon Pictures. (2010). All Blacks at War: the First XIII, film details and profiles of the All Blacks.http://www.nixonpictures.co.nz/All_Blacks_WWI.htmlFurther Reference DocumentsChester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa. (4th ed.) AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM43: 12 AWMMNew Zealand at the Front AWMMNew Zealand at the front. (1917). p. 141 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.