BAIKIE, William Harper
(Service number 49863)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 2 April 1877 Place of Birth Evie, Orkney, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John BAIKIE (uncle), Glenavy, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, G Company (part)
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farm labourer


Date 29 November 1958 Age 81 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block RSA 2, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Harper Baikie was born in Scotland to James and Catherine (Kate, née Bruce) Baikie. In 1881 and 1891 William was at home at Brake, Evie, in 1891 a 13 year old scholar. In 1901 William was a ploughman at Millhouse, Evie, Orkney, Scotland. His cousin, James William Baikie, of Waimate, was next-of-kin for William at his death.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 December 2017]; Oamaru Cemetery burial record (Waitaki District Council) [21 December 2017]; NZ Death Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2017]; 1881, 1891 & 1901 Scotland census transcriptions ( [22 December 2017]

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