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James Cardy Baird

In memory of:

Private James Cardy Baird

June 18, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

602926

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Mounted Rifles

Additional Information


Born:

October 5, 1895

Son of Robert and Eliza Baird, of 8 Concession St., Galt, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 194 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PETIT-VIMY BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

E. 10.

Location:

Vimy is a village some 10 kilometres north of Arras and the PETIT-VIMY BRITISH CEMETERY is west of the village and a little west of the main road from Lens to Arras (N25).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press July 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES CARDY BAIRD– From the Kitchener Public Library collection of World War One Solider Information Cards. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of James Cardy Baird– His service papers have a corrected date of death of June 19, 1917.

Photograph probably taken before embarkation to England.
  • Galt War Memorial– The Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial, Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ontario.  Circa 1930. Frances Loring and William Lyon Somerville.

Inscribed:"TO THEM ALL HONOUR / GUARD YE THEIR VICTORY / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / 1950-1953."
  • Close up of Galt War Memorial– Detail of the Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial.
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Petit-Vimy Cemetery, near Vimy Ridge and the town of Vimy, France. May he rest in peace.(J.Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Petit-Vimy Cemetery, near Vimy Ridge and the town of Vimy, in the Pas de Calais, France
  • Photo of James Baird– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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