Albert Victor BIRCH

BIRCH, Albert Victor

Service Number: 713
Enlisted: 4 December 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Machine Gun Company
Born: Cairns. Ql.d, 1896
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chemist's Assistant
Died: Qld., 29 June 1943, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
ANZ 7 85 8
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 713, 7th Machine Gun Battalion
21 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 713, 7th Machine Gun Company
21 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 713, 7th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Suevic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Advice has been received by Mrs. D. Birch, snr. of Grove-street, Cairns, of the death in Brisbane yesterday of her son Albert Victor (Vic) Birch. The late Mr. Birch, who was a native of Cairns, resided here all his life Recently he went  to Brisbane for health reasons. Deceased was a returned soldier of the First AIF (25th Battalion). He is survived by his wife, three sons. Norman, Robert (of the RAAF), and Thomas, also one daughter, Isabel of the  W.R.A.N.S. Mr. Dod Birch, of Cairns, is a brother and Mrs. A. O. Williams and Mrs. J. G. Norris, of Cairns, are sisters. Deceased was a prominent member of the Returned Soldiers' League in Cairns for many years.