This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 22261
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion
- Place of Death: Dundee Royal Infirmary
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 01.02.1917
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 116 Rosebank Street, Dundee
Jane Baird, 116 Rosebank St, Dundee
Jane, born 03.07.1909, George, born 06.10.1911 & Alexander, born 06.02.1914
More about George Baird
George served with the 17th Battalion Royal Scots which was known as a “Bantam Battalion” which originally recruited men who were shorter in height than the minimum requirements for the British Army of 5 foot 3 inches.
George Baird 22261 Royal Scots
BAIRD—In loving memory of my dear husband George Baird, Royal Scots, who died at the Dundee Royal Infirmary on the 1st February 1917. Inserted by his wife and family, 116 Rosebank Street.
Dundee People’s Journal 2nd February 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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