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Born in Ballarat and a school boy by occupation, Robert S Baird/Other names Robert Dudley Baird was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 9th of March 1915 in the MED26.49.1SECTIONB, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3253. Admitted to the 6th Field Ambulance at Tel-el-Kebir for influenza on the 2nd of February 1916. Re-joined unit on the 21st of July 1918 ex detachment to 6th Australian Field Ambulance France. Embarked to join M.E.F. Gallipoli on the 30th of August 1918. Embarked returned to Australia per 'Runic' on the 27th of April 1919. Disembarked on the 10th of June 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 9th of August 1919 with the termination of period of enlistment. Tree No.1355