1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James William Bird

Contributed by: Wendy Bird, on 2008-11-09

James William Bird
Rank
First Name James William
Surname Bird
Year of Birth 1884
Year of Death 1966
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire

James William's Story

Enlisted aged 31 and 7 months. Height 5' 8'' girth 33'' expansion 3.'' Scar on elbow, injury to head, vaccinated 5 times by the army

Joined up 7/12/1915 army reserve

Mobilised 25/12 15

Posted gunner RFA 26/10/16

Reserve battery posted 27/10/16

Posted 24/11/16

464 Howitzer Battery26/11/16

Expeditionary Force 1917 France embarked Southampton 11/5/17 disembarked Le Havre 12/5/17

Casualty form admitted 17/2/18 (Nyl?) fever returned to duty 22/2/18

Missing 21/3/18

Prisoner of war in Germany captured 21/3/18

Repatriated 27/11/18 Disembarked Dover

Demobed 5/3/19

Spent the rest of his working life at the Maritime Ins Co. Liverpool

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