BAIRD, John William

Rank: 
Trooper
Unit/Base: 
Middle East Commandos
Regiment/Corps: 
Household Cavalry Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
295210
P.O.W. number: 
12285
Born: 
Sunday, April 4, 1915
Birthplace: 
Wigan, Lancashire
Trooper John Baird, Middle East Commando, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/28, WO417/34, and WO417/94 (1945).
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/15/108 (Stalag 3D).
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 (Stalag 4F) and WO392/11 (Stalag 4G).

 
Notes
50 and 52 ME Commando formed 'D' Bn Layforce at Crete.
 

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