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Charles Henry BIRD

Regimental number703
Place of birthLondon, Middlesex, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address35 Palmerston Road, Wealdstone Harrow, England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, E M Bird, 6 Sherwood Road, Harrow Middlesex, England
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe served all through the Gallipoli campaign before moving to France. He was twice wounded in battles in the Somme sector, and was killed on his third return to France.
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Date of death31 August 1918
Age at death24.9
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles henry and Frances BIRD, husband of Elsie Mary BIRD, 5 Sherwood Road, South Harrow, Middlesex, England. Born at Harrow, England

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