BAIKIE, James William
(Service number N/N)

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Date 28 February 1890 Place of Birth Evie, Orkney, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Glenavy
Occupation Farm Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Andrew BAIKIE (brother), Glenavy
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 3 April 1968 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James William Baikie, born on 28 February 1890 at Evie, Orkney, Scotland, was the son of Andrew and Adamina Baikie. He was at home at Evie with his family in 1891 and 1901. His brother Andrew Baikie also came to New Zealand and served with the New Zealand Forces. Andrew was next-of-kin for James. James too was working for his uncle John at Glenavy. He was one of eleven men who left Waimate by the first express on 8 March 1916. Before departing the men were treated to a send-off. They marched through the streets of Waimate, the Brass Band playing martial airs and a huge red ensign leading the way. The deputy-Mayor addressed them: “. . . . We are all glad and proud to be present and witness the beginning of the great sacrifice you are making – a sacrifice that means severing for a while the connection with the land you love so well. We recognise that nothing but the call of duty would cause men to give so much, as you are doing. We honour you for your readiness to sacrifice personal and business relationships in response to the call from the heart of the Empire for more men. . . . . . . The British have ever fought for the preservation of the rights of mankind. You all knew what your comrades, “Heroes of Anzac”, who have gone before, have done. . . . . .”


Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [21 December 2017]; NZ Death Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2017]; Scotland census transcriptions, 1891 & 1901 ( [21 December 2017]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 7 & 8 March 1916 (Papers Past) [30 june 2017]

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