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Albert William BIRD

Regimental number508
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
SchoolThebarton Protestant School, Adelaide, SA
ReligionMethodist
OccupationShop assistant
AddressLockleys, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie L Bird, Lockleys, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death5 November 1916
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 8), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wilson and Annie L. BIRD, Henley Beach Road, Lockleys, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3042 Pte Charles Wilson BIRD, 12th Bn, killed in action, France, 27 February 1917.

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