The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Baird


Photograph provided by Geoff Poole

Private William BAIRD, G/31171, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  France and Flanders, 28th June 1918, age 18.

Born Hellesborough, Scotland, son of Helen McGookin (formerly Baird), of "Westpark," Larbert, Stirlingshire, and the late John Baird.

1911 Census - 168 Murchison Road, Leyton - John Baird, head, age 41, married, mechanical draughtsman, born Govan, Renfrewshire; Helen Baird, wife age 37, married 12 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Larbert, Stirlingshire; William Baird, son, age 11, school, born Row, Dumbartonshire; Helen Kerr Baird, daughter, age 9, school, Wanstead, Essex; Mary Baird, daughter, age 7, school, born Leytonstone, Essex; Alexander Smith Baird, son, age 6, school, born Leytonstone, Essex; Doreen Violet Baird, daughter, age 4, born Leytonstone, Essex; Harold Douglas Baird, son, age 11 moths, born Leyton, Essex.

Enlisted Leyton, Essex, resided Leyton, E10.

Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 8, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

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