Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Watson Baird

In memory of:

Captain Alexander Watson Baird

August 8, 1918

Military Service




Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force


116th Battalion


Military Cross(MC)and Bar

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

and Bar

Additional Information

Son of James Baird, K.C. and Haldane R. Baird, of 35 Oriole Gardens, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 362 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

A. 43A.


Domart-sur-la-Luce is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce on the road from Amiens to Roye. Hourges is a hamlet on the same road a little south-east of the village and HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY is on the south-west side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alexander Watson Baird – From "The War Book of Upper Canada College" edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during WW1.
  • Group Photo – Group Photograph of the Officers of the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion.  Published prominently in the Toronto Star on January 5th, 1918.
  • Photo of Alexander Baird – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Circumstances of Death Registers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 331 of 1072.
  • Memorial plaque – Alexander Watson Baird is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet.  It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during WWI.  U.C.C. is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Roll of Honour – From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918" published in 1921.
  • The Soldiers' Tower – The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Memorial Room – Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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