The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Bird


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Private George BIRD, G/5664, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 17th July  1917.

Born Bromley, Kent, son of William Frederick & Mary Ann Bird, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent.


1911 Census - 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent - Frederick Bird, head, age 37, married, timber carter, born West Norwood, Surrey; Mary Ann Bird, wife, age 42, married 15 years, 5 children, all still alive, preparer in laundry, born West Norwood, Surrey; Rosetta Mary Bird, daughter, age 14, nurse girl, born Bromley, Kent; Frederick George Bird, son, age 13, school,  born Bromley, Kent; Charlotte Bird, age 11,  born Bromley, Kent; Joseph Edward Bird, son, age 9,  born Bromley, Kent; Ada May Bird, daughter, age 5,  born Bromley, Kent.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 19.  Resided 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent. Formerly engine cleaner.

Home 1st February 1915 to 14th April 1916; BEF 15th April 1916 to 17th July 1917.

1st February 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th April 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th January 1917, attached Division Depot Battalion; 10th February 1917, rejoined Battalion; 21st April 1917, 38 Field Ambulance; 26th April 1917, admitted General Hospital; 15th May 1917, from 5 Convalescent Depot; 31st May 1917, rejoined Battalion, "C" Company.

29th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Frederick Bird, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley; Mother, Mary Ann Bird, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley; Brother - Joseph Edward Bird, age 18, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent; Sisters - Rosetta Mary Bird, age 28, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent; Charlotte Bird, age 20, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent; Ada May Bird, age 14, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent; Irene Mable, age 5, 21 Balfour Road, Bromley, Kent.

Buried at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, V.C.10., Pas de Calais, France.


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