Eric James BIRD

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BIRD, Eric James

Service Number: 3251
Enlisted: 17 March 1915, Enlisted at Ballarat
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Field Ambulance
Born: Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, March 1896
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Urquhart State School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Telephonist
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 12 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 15 Chaplain T.P. Bennett Headstone inscription reads: Dear Eric. Beloved son of G. & I. Bird, Ballarat, Australia. Until
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3251, 6th Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Ballarat
4 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3251, 6th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3251, 6th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3251, 6th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3251, 6th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Isabella Wilson Bird of 17 Ripon Street, North Ballarat, Victoria

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

Served in the Citizen Military Forces Medical Corps

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 3251 Eric James Bird was reportedly killed in action when a bomb exploded near him while he was at Brighton Beach.

He was originally buried at Brown's Dip Cemetery, however was later re-interred to Lone Pine Cemetery in 1923.

Source: Gallipoli Heroes, p.14