BAIRD, James
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Date 19 February 1887 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment North Street, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience Volunteers - 2 years
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 24 July 1958 Age 72 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 25 July 1958
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Baird was the son of William and Mary Louisa (née Stewart) Baird. James had been rejected for military service on account of an accident to his feet and hernia.


School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 December 2016]; Timaru Herald, 25 July 1958 (Timaru District Library) [20 December 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 December 2016]; SCroll submission by A Baird, 30 August 2017

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