John Baird

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Baird, Private John no.6046.

22nd Battalion.

“Iolanthe” Dryden Street, Campsie.

Farrier (Later corner of Loch Street and Ninth Avenue).

Born in Sydney, son of George & Mary Baird.

Married Virginia Kaye, 1894.

Enlisted 12/6/1916, aged 45.



Next of kin, wife, Virginia Elizabeth Baird, “Iolanthe” Dryden Street, Campsie. Living c/- Edward Spriggs, 53 Susan Street, Annandale at the time of enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 31/10/1916 per HMAT A8 Argyllshire.

Casualty List SMH 20/11/1917.

Wounded Returned to Australia 10/1/1918.

Died 1929, death registered at Canterbury.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002