Vic. Paybook photograph of VX29827 Gunner Alexander Spence Baird, 3rd Light Anti Aircraft ...

Unit Royal Australian Artillery
Accession Number P02466.170
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Vic. Paybook photograph of VX29827 Gunner Alexander Spence Baird, 3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Gunner Baird, aged 38, died while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion on 20 May 1941. He was the son of Alexander Fullerton Baird and Margaret Baird, and the husband of Lucy Ella Baird, of Auburn, Vic. He is commemorated on the Athens Memorial Face 10. (Photograph supplied by the Army's Soldier Career Management Agency. Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)