|Place of birth||Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||200 Evans Street, Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ester Baird, 9 Sutton Street, Balmain, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on account of eyesight)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 27 June 1916. Joined 18th Bn, 27 January 1917. Wounded at Bullecourt, 3 May 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Mont St Quentin, France|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Hem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 22), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916.
Found guilty, 4 January 1917, of disobeying an order in that he was found in a cafe at an unauthorised hour, 31 December 1916: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Found guilty of being absent without leave, 9-10 April 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 9 days' pay. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 9 am-9 pm, 16 August 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Found guilty, 8 April 1918, of being absent without leave, 2-6 April 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 2.
Killed in action, 31 August 1918.
Mother wrote to Base Records, 25 September 1918: 'I am writing to you to know if you would favour me with information on my son's death. And how he was killed as I am not friends with his wife and had to be told by strangers that my son is dead, and being his Mother I think it very hard not to be notified.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAIRD William Tasman|