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Henry HIRD

Regimental number706
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
SchoolGannawarra State School and Kyneton High School, Victoria
Other trainingDoskin College
ReligionBaptist
OccupationStudent
Addressc/o Mrs Jobson, Epping Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Eva Hird, c/o Mrs Arnold, Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"At the time war was declared Harry Hird was attending the Kyneton High School. He left his studies immediately to do his duty. On 8th May, 1915 Victorians in 2nd Brigade advanced at Cape Helles towards Krithia where he was wounded." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1915
Place of death or woundingKrithia
Date of death10 May 1915
Age at death18.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLancashire Landing Cemetery (Row E, Grave No 39), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cohuna Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Thomas and Rosanna HIRD, Gannawarra, Victoria

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