In 1901 he was living at Glaisnock St, an iron founder apprentice.
His service record survives.
He gave his age as 30 years 0 months, an iron moulder, when he enlisted on 3rd October 1914 in response to a public notice. He enlisted in Manchester * on 3 October 1914. He joined the Royal Scots in Edinburgh on 6th October 1914.Census records transcribed by ancestry
He was 5 ft 6, weight 147 lbs, chest 38 1/2inches, sallow complexion with grey eyes and dark hair.
He married Agnes Ronald Ross Hill 3 Dec 1909 in Partick, Glasgow and her address in 1919 was 5 Cambuslea Drive, Newton Park, Ayr. An earlier address for her was 28 Townfoot St, Cumnock.
Next of kin: His sister was Mrs Jane Hyslop of Post Office Buildings Cumnock (she married William Hislop in 1905) and he had brothers Alexander and John.
He was awarded the Military Medal on 11 November 1916.
He had been wounded on 17 April 1916 and returned to duty 19 May 1916.
He was in hospital in Liverpool for a couple of weeks in the spring of 1917.
His widow received a pension of 15 shillings a week. No children mentioned.
His private property was a disc, cigarette case, letter, photos, photo wallet, notebook, pocket wallet. His widow also signed for his devotional book.
He was killed in action in Gaza on 12 November 1917.
He was a Lance Corporal in the RSF, 7th Battalion
Just found this on Fallen men of Salford site
Robert Baird , born Ayrshire enlisted Manchester, 15th Battalion Royal Scots , Died 12/11/17 M.M
CWG Gaza War Cemetery
From Manchester, Scottish served in A company 15th Royal Scots, but was attached to 1/7th Royal Scots in Palestine. Born Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Before enlisting he was employed as an iron moulder at Britannia Foundry Pendleton.
This is his entry on the CWGC
And on the Cumnock Connections tree