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Thomas BAIRD

Regimental number809
Date of birth21 February 1885
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Address183 Page Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Baird, 183 Page Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date23 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2076 Driver Henry George BAIRD, Australian Army Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918; 7711 Driver William BAIRD, 1st Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Melbourne, 2 February 1915.

Proceeded to Gallipoli, 3 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right knee); transferred to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 11 August 1915. Dischaged from hospital and taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance Details, 29 August 1915. Promoted Corporal, 21 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Southern Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 30 December 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 4 January 1916. Admitted to 15th General Hospital, 11 January 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, 18 January 1916 (enteritis); to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 19 January 1916; to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, 26 January 1916; discharged to duty, 5 May 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, post inoculation, 1 May 1916; discharged to duty, 5 May 1916.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 October 1916 (synovitis); discharged to duty, 27 October 1916.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 15 December 1916; Sergeant, 15 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged, 23 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death23 January 1963
Age at death77
Place of burialCremated: Fawkner Crematorium; ashes interred in Fawkner Memorial Park, Victoria.

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