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BIRD, Thomas Henry
(Service number 8/2537)

Aliases
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/- E.W Osborne, Te Tipua, Mataura
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss E. Bird (sister), 62 Le Crens Terrace, Timaru
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 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 14 July 1916 Age 23
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Memorial Reference II. E. 8
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Thomas Henry Bird was the son of Thomas and Alice Bird of Pleasant Point

Sources

Temuka through the years: an informal history (Temuka History Book Committee, 2009); Cenotaph Sep 2013

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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