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John Russell Baird

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Russell AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 30 Healey Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr John J. Baird (father), Rosstown, Reefton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13624 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Painter and Paper Hanger Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service
  • Age on enlistment
    24 Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service

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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Wounded in Action 25 August 1942. Died of wounds that day at 6 Field Ambulance Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John J. and Lilian Grace Baird, of Reefton AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
    25 August 1942 Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service
  • Age at death
    26 Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Died of Wounds (Gunshot wounds to right chest and arm) Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence Resume of Service
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXVIII. A. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John Russell Baird

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  • In loving memory of a heroic Uncle Russell Lest we forget
    Public - Lynette Verona - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • In Loving Memory "Uncle" Russ - I remember your photo on the wall at Nana Baird's house in Reefton. It is a privilege to be the Custodian of your effects and an honour to share some of them here. Lest We Forget.
    Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015
  • In loving memory. The stories and diaries we have tell of a wonderful man who made an incredible sacrifice. Lest we forget.
    Public - Lynley - Other Relative - 16 April 2015
  • Finding your letter to Nana B on hearing of Dad's birth took my breath away. Lest We Forget.
    Public - Amanda Evelyn - Other Relative - 16 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 19 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
01 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
20 April 2015Lynette VeronaRedcliffe Queensland AustraliaOther Relative
17 April 2015Anthony EdwardChristchurch New ZealandOther Relative
16 April 2015LynleyAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
16 April 2015Amanda EvelynChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative
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