James Alexander Steenson Baird Born 12 December 1893 - Died 7 June 1917 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number29720 AWMM Also known asJim AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMMOtago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 4th (Otago) Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth12 December 1893 AWMM Place of birthDunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesDunedin, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Machinist AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 30 Jun 1916 39 Wallis Street, Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationEdwin Stakey (cousin), 26 David Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 Oct 1916 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1919 Western Front AWMMMessines AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number29720 AWMM Military serviceTerritorials, No 2 Company, Engineers AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 30 June 1916 AWMMTrentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 22 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 Oct 1916-28 December 1916 AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 66 AWMMVessel was Willochra AWMMPrivate AWMM; 18th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company AWMM; New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot 9 inches AWMMWeight, Unknown Period AWMM168 pounds AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Private AWMMOtago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 4th (Otago) Company AWMM 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 AWMMhe was mortally wounded on 7 June in the Battle of Messines in Belgium and died later that day in Bailleul (France) in the 1st Australian CCS. Public - freddy - Researcher - 7 June 2015 - military personnal file and other research Read more 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 Station, in the field, France AWMM Cemetery nameBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM Grave referenceIII. B. 265. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary 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=22272043Further ReferenceGame 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 ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C599Further 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 07 June 2015freddyBelgiumResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.