Leslie Gordon BIRD

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BIRD, Leslie Gordon

Service Number: 2455
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1888
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chauffeur
Died: Died of wounds, France, 25 May 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row M, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: Sadly missed by his loving wife Kitty & children Nellie & Lucy
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2455, Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2455, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
2 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 1st Field Artillery Brigade
12 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
22 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2455, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Shell wound (head)
25 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2455, 8th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James an dLucy Bird; husband of Kathleen Annie Bird of  'Mayville' 67 Hargrave Street, Paddington, NSW, previously of Wolseley Street, Point Piper, Sydney, NSW. Father of Nellie Bird and Lucy Clare Bird. Father of ex-nuptial child Mary Eleanor McMillan

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal