Henry HIRD

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HIRD, Henry

Service Number: 706
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Kyneton, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kerang, Victoria, Australia,, 1895
Home Town: Gannawarra, Gannawarra, Victoria
Schooling: Gannawarra State School; Kyenton High School, Victoria, Doskin College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Student
Died: Died of wounds - head, 11 Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 10 May 1915
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery
Row E, Grave 23 Headstone inscription reads:Come unto me all Ye that are that are heavy laden and I will give you rest Commemorated in the Cohuna Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton Honour Roll, Kyneton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 706, Enlisted at Kyneton, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 706, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 706, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Epping Street, Kyneton, Victoria

Son of Thomas Hird and Rosanna Jane Hird nee Hall of Gannawarra, Victoria. Brother of Eva Jane Hird of Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria

Medals: 1914-1 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular - At the time war was declared Harry Hird was attending the Kyneton High School. He left his studies immediately to do his duty. On 8th May, 1915 Victorians in 2nd Brigade advanced at Cape Helles towards Krithia where he was wounded. Details from Sister.

 

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