Leading Aircraftman Stanley Frederick James BAIRD

Service No: 15306
Born: Hurstville NSW, 17 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 May 1940
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit
Died: Ground Accident, near Forest Hill NSW, 5 August 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Hamilton Baird and Hannah Jane Baird, of South Hurstville
Roll of Honour: Hurstville NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered; Hurstville War memorial, Hurstville NSW

On 5 August 1943, Leading Aircraftman Baird was killed in a motor cycle accident which occurred on the Sturt Highway approximately 2 miles east of the main gate at Forest Hill. There was a collision between the motorcycle that Leading Aircraftman Baird was riding and RAAF members walking along the road. Leading aircraftman Baird was employed in the servicing party of the Maintenance Squadron at Forest Hill.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705 108/4/8
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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