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Robert Simpson BAIRD

Regimental number7196
Place of birthBlowhard, Victoria
SchoolBlowhard, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressLismore, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Baird, Lismore, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 March 1918
Place of death or woundingNeuve Eglise
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWesthof Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 1),Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Norah Baird, Lismore, Victoria, Australia. Native of Blowhard, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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