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Leonard Charles BIRD

Regimental number2561
Place of birthWingham New South Wales
SchoolWingham Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWingham, Manning River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C R Bird, Wingham, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 1 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 4 August 1915 - 26th Bn, 6th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 12th Bn, 1 March 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 25 December 1916. Wounded at Bullecourt, 5-8 May 1917.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBattle of the Hindenburg Outpost Line, France
Date of death18 September 1918
Age at death25
Place of burialJeancourt COmmunal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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