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BIRD, Arthur Joseph
(Service number 23/364)

Aliases
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Paynsdown, Waimate
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. Bird (father), Paynsdown, Waimate
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 1st Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship A Company
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua ore Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 15 September 1916 Age
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Langueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Augustine Church War memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial (as A G Bird?)

Biographical Notes

Arthur Bird was the son of Mr and Mrs M.J Bird of Paynstown, Waimadte

Sources

Cenotaph Sep 2013

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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