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Willie Hugh BIRD

Regimental number4361
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolCamp Hill State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleanor Bird, Barrister Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis father, Peter Bird, fought in the Crimean War; his uncle, William Goerge Walker Bird, fought in the Indian Mutiny and at the siege of Lucknow.
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMolenaarelshoek, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death7 November 1917
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLVII, Row D, Grave No. 1), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Elanor BIRD, 4 Mawson Street, Kew, Victoria, Australia. Native of Bendigo
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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