Lieutenant Daniel Dougal Baird

Biography of Lieutenant Daniel Dougal Baird

Daniel Dougal Baird was born on 13th March 1888, and was the only son of William D. Baird, a Solicitor, and Mary P. Baird, residing at 'Hartfield', 26 Holmhead Road, Cathcart, Glasgow. Daniel was educated at the Queen's Park Higher Grade School, and then went on to the Technical College.

In 1905 Daniel joined the University of Glasgow, studying with the Faculty of Science. In his first year Daniel took classes in Maths, Natural Philosophy, and Chemisty. Over the next two years he took classes in Analytical Geometry, Applied Higher Mathematics, Engineering Special I, and Engineering and Drawing. Daniel was a successful student, and graduated BSc in Engineering on 12th April 1909. Daniel then qualified as a Patent Agent with Messrs Marks and Clarke in London.

Lieutenant Daniel Baird served with the Royal Flying Corps, which became the Royal Air Force on the 1st April 1918. In October 1918, Daniel was invalided home with influenza, which worsened into pneumonia. He died on the 31st October of cardiac failure, aged 30. He is buried in his home cemetery, Grave No. G129, in Cathcart, Glasgow (see The War Graves Photographic Project website to view a photograph of Lieutenant Daniel Dougal Baird's headstone).

Summary

Lieutenant Daniel Dougal Baird
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Degree: BSc
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died 31 October 1918
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/969
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Registry, Faculty and General Council Records

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Register of War Dead

Royal Flying Corps People Index

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