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Leslie Thomas BIRD

Regimental number3172
Place of birthCrouch End, Middlesex, England
SchoolSir Anthony Browne's School, Brentwood, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRubber planter
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Ernest Edward Bird, c/o Vancouver PO, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Karmala on 12 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 2 August 1916 and posted to 25th Reinforcements, Light Horse. Taken on strength, 10th Light Horse, 18 April 1917. Wounded, 19 April 1917.
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 5), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest Edward and Elizabeth Isabella BIRD. Born at Romford, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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