BAIRD, Peter

Service Number: 6663
Enlisted: 20 October 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Tunnelling Companies
Born: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1893
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 November 1918
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Plot VII, Row C, Grave No 20 Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne at 5 Hameau de Terlincthun, 62126 Wimille, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6663, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
17 Jan 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 6663, Tunnelling Companies
17 Jan 1917: Embarked Sapper, SN 6663, Tunnelling Companies, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
5 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 6663

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Peter and Marion Baird of Vale of Clwydd, Lithgow New South Wales

Sufferred shell gas poisoning on 28th October 1918 in company with 5 other sappers, succumbing to the effects of the gas and bronco-pneumonia one week later.