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Ronald Williams Baird

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Williams AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2340 AWMM
    • WWII 2340 AWMM
    • C131815 AWMM
    • 131815 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 August 1917 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2340 AWMM
    • WWII 2340 AWMM
    • C131815 AWMM
    • 131815 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Secretarial/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 October 1944 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined the RAF as a Secretarial Officer 2 July 1941 to 30 September 1944. Escaped from Singapore in Feb 1942 to Ceylon and rejoined RAF. Also served 25 July 1950 to 10 Nov 1970 as an A&S (Secretarial) Officer on the reserve. C. Hanson, By Such Deeds, Page 68 refers.

    Attended Rongotai College and Victoria University. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    21 July 1987 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 4 May 2021 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Ronald Williams Baird OBE, 1918 - 1987, New Zealand Law Society
    https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/news/people-in-the-law/obituaries/obituaries-list/ronald-williams-baird-obe-1918-1987/
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.86 AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
      1944 AWMM

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