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Edgar Raymon BIRD

Regimental number11446
Place of birthIpswich, Suffolk, England
SchoolIpswich Higher Grade School, Suffolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressSydney GPO, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Bird, 12 Nicholas Street, Ipswich, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter being rejected many times on account of two hammer toes, he went into hospital in Sydney and had them both removed.
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death7 November 1916
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 21), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Sarah Jane BIRD, 31 Cromwell Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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