|Place of birth||Brunswick, New South Wales|
|Address||32 Eglington Street, Glebe Point, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Catherine Rankin Baird, Eglington Street, Glebe Point, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Died whilst a Prisoner of War
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Cologne Southern Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row C, Grave No. 11), Germany.|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Mair and Katherine Rankin BAIRD, 'Lanfine', Irrara Street, Croydon, New South Wales. Native of Clarence River, New South Wales|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked, Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 29 December 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day.
Promoted Extra Duty Pay Corporal, 30 December 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France. 15 February 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 February 1917, and reverts to the rank of Private on marching in.
Promoted Acting Corporal, 17 February 1917.
Found guilty, 5 March 1917, of being out of bounds, 1 March 1917: award, reduced to the ranks.
Taken on strength of 17th Bn, in the field, 19 March 1917.
Posted as missing in action, 15 April 1917.
Now, 19 May 1917, posted as 'Wounded in Action (shrapnel wound, head) and Prisoner of War, 11 April 1917'; interned at Hamelu.
Died, Dusseldorf Hospital, 15 October 1918 (influenza).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAIRD Frederick John|