WW1 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders Officer’s Order of Sava Group of Four Medals.
Awarded to Captain Robert Ian Baird, who served during WW1 with Military Intelligence and in the post war years was appointed Second Secretary with the Diplomatic Service. Comprising:1914/15 Star, “LIEUT R. BAIRD GORD. HIGHRS”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, “CAPT”, Serbian Order of St. Sava 4th Class”. Group remains mounted as originally worn with rosette and Army photographs.
Serbian Order of St. Sava 4th Class London Gazette 15th October 1920.Captain Robert Ian Baird was born at Durris House County Kincardine in 1894. He attended Eton School and served in the OTC. He volunteered and was granted a commission in the 3rd Bn of the Gordon Highlanders on the 1st September 1914. He landed in France earning the 1914/15 Star and was wounded on the 18th July 1916, with gunshot and shrapnel to the right arm at Longqueval. He was sent back to England. After a long period in hospital and resting he was summoned to the War Office and posted to Military Intelligence in November 1917. After the war he joined the Diplomatic Service being appointed 3rd Secretary 1921 and two years later 1923 2nd Secretary.