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Charles BIRD

Regimental number1014
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressOsmond Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. I. S. Bird, Osmond Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date29 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 September 1915.

Admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 23 October 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to England (myalgia), 25 October 1915, and admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 9 November 1915; date of discharged from hospital not recorded.

Attended Machine Gun Course, 13-25 March 1916; ganed 2nd Class pass.

Admitted to Portland Hospital, 13 April 1916; discharged, 15 April 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Found guilty, No 4 Command Depot, Parkhouse, 15 July 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 13 July, until 12.45 pm, 14 July 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 23 September 1916, of overtaying leave from midnight, 21 September 1916, until reporting back at noon, 22 September 1916: awarded 3 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1916; joined 32nd Bn, in the field, 1 November 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 February 1917 (chronic rheumatism, shoulder); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 February 1917; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 February 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to England, 23 February 1917 (valvular disease of the heart), and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 24 February 1917 (trench fever: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 March 1917.

[Page missing from Form B103.]

Commenced return to Australia on board, 27 July 1917, for discharged (valvular disease of the heart); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 January 1918.

War service: 3 years 27 days (of which 2 years 150 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death25 July 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRD Charles

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