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Hugh Baird

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Portrait from Weekly News; 29 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ415181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1922 AWMM DownNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr H. Baird (father), Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hugh Baird was the son of Hugh and Eliza Jane Baird, of Matangi, Waikato.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    4 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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  • To Dear Hugh Baird the son of my Great Aunt, cousin of my father Ronald John Taylor who was the eldest son of James John Taylor, your Uncle, Matangi New Zealand. I have always heard the story where yourself, (Airforce), my Dad (Army) and another cousin (Navy) all from Cambridge-Matangi joined the services to fight for your country. you were all so young, my dad was or was not yet 18, he had to go to North Head for some time first before allowed to go overseas to fight.
    i have always heard when you went missing, presumed killed Great Aunt Eliza-Jane's heart was broken. I have three wondeful sons I can empathise as to how she must have felt.
    I hope you are at Peace and thank you for being so courageous,.
    My task now is to try and bring some unity back to our Taylor family, Jane Baird who married Robert Taylor, your Grand parents from County Down Northern Ireland. I need to find Robert
    Public - Shona - Other relative - 27 April 2019

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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27 April 2019ShonaAucklandOther relative