James Geddes Baird Smith

RankPrivate Sp/2183
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Fusiliers, 24th Battalion

c1886, Glasgow

Death5th February 1916
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action

BurialBrown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, I. G. 18
CWGC Information

Son of John Baird-Smith, of 6, Lynedoch Place, Glasgow. Chartered Accountant.


John Baird Smith (1837-1900) and Mary Macewen (1849-1912), married 1875 Glasgow

Father's Occupation

Writer [solicitor]


Alexander M (c1876- ), David (c1878-1951), William F (c1880-1961), John R (1881-1928)




Glasgow Academy


Chartered accountant

1891 Census

Benernach Lodge, Arrochar, Dunbartonshire [probably on holiday]

1901 Census

6 Lynedoch Place, Glasgow

1911 Census

Hotel, Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland

Home Address

Not known

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Upsilon Lair 179
Other Information

Scottish National War Memorial [under the name of Smith, James Baird]

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org

Family Search – www.familysearch.org

The Long, Long Trail – http://www.1914-1918.net/

Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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