James Henderson Baird

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 27.12.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Toronto, Ontario.
  • Service no: 769184
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 18th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Passchendaele
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 11.11.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10-26-28

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 26.08.1894
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Tile Setter
  • Mother:

    Sarah Baird, 23 Mansfield Rd, Toronto

  • Father:

    Peter Baird

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, Margaret, Peter, Mina & Florence

  • Spouse:

    Margaret Baird, Oakville, Ontario

  • Children:

More about James Henderson Baird

James who was killed in action at Passchendaele and has no known grave, but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial is the son of Sapper Peter Baird, 1081861, 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops and the brother of Pte Alexander Henderson Baird, 799149, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, both of whom survived the war.

For more information on James visit James Memorial and James Regimental Record and Circumstances of Death Register

There is a reference to James in Dundee Peoples Journal, 1/12/1917 page 8.

James Henderson Baird   769184   Canadian Infantry

BAIRD Killed in action, on the 10th November, Private James Baird, Canadians, second eldest son of Peter Baird, 121 Manning Avenue, Toronto, late of Dundee. – Inserted by his aunt, Mrs Angus, 50 Hill Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 1st December 1917


Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson, images very kindly supplied by Jason Couper via 18thbattalioncef.blog, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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