John Russell AWMM
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J R Baird Resume of Service
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The record of service for J R Baird that my Father, John Langley Baird, requested from the NZ Ministry of Defence in 1986. I have used this as the basis for most of the information included on J R Baird's page and am accepting it as the true record of his date of birth, age at enlistment and date of death which are different form those originally provided on the site.
Public - Anthony Edward - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - NZ Ministry of Defence
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 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
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John Russell Baird
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
- 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
|01 September 2017||Jenifer||Wairarapa||Researcher||
|20 April 2015||Lynette Verona||Redcliffe Queensland Australia||Other Relative||
|17 April 2015||Anthony Edward||Christchurch New Zealand||Other Relative||
|16 April 2015||Lynley||Auckland, New Zealand||Other Relative||
|16 April 2015||Amanda Evelyn||Christchurch, New Zealand||Other Relative||
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