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Charles Leslie BIRD

Regimental number32513
Date of birth6 August 1894
Place of birthApsley, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, George Bird, Goroke PO, Goroke, Victoria
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 11069 Driver Frederick Robert Amos BIRD, 25th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 June 1969
Age at death75
Place of burialGoroke Cemetery, Victoria

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