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Rupert Herbert Townley BIRD

Regimental number4064
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot salesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles H Bird, Police Station, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets, and as 2nd Lt in Senior Cadets, 65th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDischarged 2 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date2 August 1916
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1916; disembarked Colombo, Ceylon, 27 March 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital.

Discharged at own request from the AIF, 2 August 1916.

Medal: British War Medal

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