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Alfred John BAIRD

Regimental number2778
Date of birth21 March 1899
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
SchoolNailsworth Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFitter and turner
Address4 Olive Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Baird, 4 Olive Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Date of death7 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 12), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Annie Elizabeth BAIRD, 4 Olive Street, Prospect, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8810 Lance Corporal Clifford William BAIRD, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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