Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Andrew Stuart Baird

In memory of:

Lieutenant Andrew Stuart Baird

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

14th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Andrew Browning Baird and Penelope Campbell Baird, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

TORONTO CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

A. 12.

Location:

Demuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. TORONTO CEMETERY is 2 kilometres north of Demuin village, in the fields.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Andrew Baird– University of Manitoba Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  Winnipeg, 1923. Roll of the 
Fallen (pg. 17) - "BAIRD, Andrew Stuart:  B.A. 1912; Enlisted 1-11-15; Lieut. 90th Battn.; Transferred to 14th Battn.; Service in France; Killed in Action 8-10-18."  Note:  the date of death in this short biographical note included an error with Lt. Baird's date of death.  The 14th Battalion War Diary entry dated August 8th, 1918:  "Early in the day, five very gallant Officers were killed." Lt. Baird was one of the five listed as killed that day.
  • Diary– Battle of Amiens - 14th Battalion War Diary entry noting the death of Lt. Andrew Stuart Baird.
  • Canteen– While Lt. Baird was originally given a Commission in the 90th Battalion C.E.F. as was my Grandfather who would become Capt. N. J. D'Arcy MC they always considered themselves to be 90th Battalion Winnipeg Rifles, the "Little Black Devil's", something my grandfather was as it dates to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and he served. with them. I have a Stainless Steel Canteen with both the "Little Black Devil's" insignia stamped on it as well as A.S.BAIRD 90th Batt. On Feb 11, 1928 my father Norman "Stuart" D'Arcy was born having been named after my grandfather's best chum Andrew "Stuart" Baird. It will be donated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum in time for remembrance day 2015
  • 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 335 of 1072.

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