George Baird

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 22261
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 116 Rosebank Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Baird

  • Father:

    George Baird

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Baird, 116 Rosebank St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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