This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James Henderson Baird
- Date of enlistment: 27.12.1915
- Place of enlistment: Toronto, Ontario.
- Service no: 769184
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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
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.
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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