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 AWMMPrivate 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMMachinist AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 30 June 1916 AWMM39 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 October 1916 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number29720 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM30 June 1916 AWMMTrentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM22 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1916 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM16 Oct 1916-28 December 1916 AWMMHMNZT 66 AWMMDevonport, Devon, England, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Province, Republic of South Africa AWMMPort of Call, Depart - 16 Oct 1916, Arrival - 28 Dec 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM18th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company AWMMWillochra AWMMPrivate 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 AWMMPrivate 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM Grave referenceIII. B. 265. AWMM Memorial Contribute › 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=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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 07 June 2015freddyBelgiumResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.