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Medals to HMS Redbreast 1 year 5 months ago #73508

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QSA (0) (127191 T. B. Baird. Ch. E.R.A., HMS Redbreast) small impressed naming;
AGS 1902 (1) Somaliland 1902-04 (T. B. Baird. C.E.R.A. 1Cl., HMS Redbreast) large impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (127191 T. B. Baird. C.E.R.A.1, R.N.);
BWM and VM (127191 T. B. Baird. C.E.R.A.1, R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC, VR, narrow suspension, impressed naming (T. B. Baird, E.R.A. 2nd Cl., HMS Vivid);
together with a Silver War Badge (RN2548)

Provenance: Ron Tuppen Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2013.

Approximately 83 (0) Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to HMS Redbreast.

Approximately 81 Africa General Service Medals with clasp Somaliland 1902-04 awarded to HMS Redbreast.

Thomas Birrel Baird was born in Burghead, Elgin, Scotland on 30 June 1862 and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 3 April 1884. Advanced to Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class in January 1896, when serving in HMS Bonaventure, he saw active service in HMS Redbreast during the Boer War, and was promoted Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class in January 1902. Awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 8 September 1894, he was shore pensioned in March 1906.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Baird was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, but was invalided with arterio sclerosis on 8 December 1915, receiving a Silver War Badge.
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Medals to HMS Redbreast 1 week 6 days ago #83142

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Lockdales are re-advertising the group to Thomas Baird.
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