Topic: William Alan BAIRD

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Was in 1st XV Rugby at Foxton District Hgh School

Occupation: Railway Porter NZR, Wellington


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William Alan BAIRD

Date of birth:28 Feb 1917
Date of death:20 May 1942
Place of birth:Shannon, Horowhenua
Educational achievements:Senior Free place
Occupation:Railway Porter, Wellington, NZ Railways
Last known residence:48 Apuka St, Brooklyn, Wellington
Cause of death:Presumed lost on operations
Place of death:North Sea
Marriage date:Unmarried
Fathers name:William BAIRD
Fathers place of birth:Scotland
Mothers name:Margaret Annie (née ROUGH)
Mothers place of birth:New Zealand
Parents date of marriage:1911
Siblings:2 brothers, 2 sisters
Parents place of marriage:NZ
Date of arrival overseas:c23 Dec 1940 in Canada. Arrived England 17 July 1941
Theatres of war:France, Germany, North Sea
Place of embarkation:Auckland
War memorial:Foxton
Place enlisted:Foxton
Christian names:William Alan
School:Shannon Primary, Foxton Primary, Foxton DHS
Wars:WW 11
Service number:404014
Date enlisted:15 Jul 1940
Final rank:Flight Sergeant
Regiment or service:RNZAF 12 Sqdn
Embarkation date:To Canada 5 Dec 1940 on 'Aorangi'. To UK 18 Jun 1941
User reference:1.303

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