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Herbert Joseph Baird

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/1440 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 December 1894 AWMM AshleyCanterbury AWMM
    Ashley, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 July 1915 AWMM 76 Percival Street, Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Baird (mother), 76 Percival Street, Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      4 October 1915. Falls ill with diphtheria and is admitted to the Infections Hospital in Choubra. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Herbert Baird joined the 2 Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment as a private and left for France on 7 April 1916. On 24 August 1916 he was appointed Lance Corporal whilst training for fighting on the Somme." (Church, p.95)

    "A month after joining his Battalion Herbert Baird was wounded in action on 24 September. On the night of 21/22 September the 2 Canterbury Regiment had been relieved from the trenches on the line near Flers, and went back to trenches just north of the Longueval-Bazentin le Grand road. It was during this period that Herbert Baird received shell wounds to his leg, which resulted in a compound fracture of the femur." (Church, p.95)

    He was immediately evacuated to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Rangiora War Memorial, (Ceontaph), Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Rangiora, St John the Baptist Church, memorial cross, 355 High Street, Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM

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