Patrick David BAIRD

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BAIRD, Patrick David

Service Number: 6729
Enlisted: 31 July 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belfast, Ireland, 1871
Home Town: Busselton, Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (hepatitis/exhaustion), Fremantle, Western Australia, 20 February 1921
Cemetery: Fremantle Cemetery, W.A.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, Perth, Western Australia
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wound (right hand)
19 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, 2nd occasion - GSW (left knee)
4 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6729, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"6729 Pte Patrick David Baird, 16th Battalion, of Busselton, WA... was a farmer prior to enlistment. He embarked with the 22nd Reinforcements of the 16th Battalion from Fremantle on HMAT Argyllshire on 9 November 1916. After twice being wounded in France in 1918, and suffering from the effects of the wounds and illness, Pte Baird returned to Australia on 17 June 1918. He died of illness on 20 February 1921, aged 50." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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