Service Details
Name:
BAINES
Given Name:
KENNETH JAMES MACKENZIE
Initials:
K J M
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
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Regiment:
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
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Unit:
3rd Bn.
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Unit 2:
attd. 12th Bn.
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Former Regiment:
formerly #2014 Sgt. South African Mounted Rifles "A" Sqdn.
Date of Death:
1916-01-02
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Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in an Officer's Patrol (2/Lt Baines and Sgt Holden) went out at 2 AM and got to enemy's wire. Here lights were thrown up by enemy and 3 sentries fired hitting 2/Lt Baines. The Sergt attempted to get his officer back to our lines, but was followed by a party of Germans who opened fire on them from very close range. 2/Lt Baines was again hit and Sergt Holben had to retire; he states that 2Lt Baines was undoubtedly dead before he left him. Another patrol attempted to recover the body, but without success
Decorations:
Mentioned in Despatches
Citations:
LG Sup 15 June 1916 pg. 5937
Additional
Information:
Son of Colin Cuthbert Baines. Born Sark, Channels Islands
Commemoration
Country:
Belgium
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Locality:
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
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Cemetery:
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
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