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Charles Wilson BIRD

Regimental number3042
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
SchoolThebarton Protestant School, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationHorse driver
AddressHenley Beach Road, Lockleys, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A L Bird, Henley Beach Road, Lockleys, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 February 1917
Date of death27 February 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wilson and Annie I. BIRD, Lockleys, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 508 Pte Albert William BIRD, 27th Bn, killed in action, France, 5 November 1916.

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