Private George Baird

Private George Baird, 5th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in Holland, aged 24, on 4th November 1944 during  the Battle for Flushing on Walcheren in Holland ( Operation Infatuate ).. He had been born in Tweedmouth and was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Baird formerly of the “Travellers Arms” in Berwick- upon- Tweed and is buried in Bergen-Op- Zoom, Holland. He had been employed as a joiner in Berwick when he enlisted in 1941 He fell in the fight for the Middleburg part of the German defences. The Battle cost the Battalion 9 killed and 53 wounded. ( Walcheren had to be cleared of enemy forces so as to clear the port of Antwerp for Allied use ). The photographs show British troops during the Battle.

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