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James Alexander Steenson Baird

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alexander Steenson AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29720 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 December 1893 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 30 June 1916 AWMM 39 Wallis Street, Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edwin Stakey (cousin), 26 David Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29720 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials, No 2 Company, Engineers AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      168 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of the James and Lucinda Charlotte Baird

      All Black in 1913

      Attested June 1916, embarked for England October 1916

      Marched into Sling November 1916

      Embarked for France February 1917, attached to strength Etaples

      Joined Battalion and posted to 4th Company in the field 1 March 1917

      Mortally wounded in action later that week on 7 March 1917 AWMM
    • he was mortally wounded on 7 June in the Battle of Messines in Belgium and died later that day in Bailleul (France) in the 1st Australian CCS. Public - freddy - Researcher - 7 June 2015 - military personnal file and other research
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Death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. B. 265. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

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