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Name: George BIRD
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G Service No.: PO/636 S
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Longtown, Carlisle, Cumberland. Age at Death: 22
Unit: Portsmouth Bn, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Maryside Place, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 12th June 1915
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Dardanelles/Gallipoli Campaign, Turkey, 1915.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 3rd July 1915. Blaydon Courier, page 2, 31st July 1915.
Family Details:
Son of George and Jane Sebbie Bird, of 6 Maryside Place, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : George's work comrades at Clara Vale Colliery, Private Robert Ballance and Private George Humble, were also killed in action whilst serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry. George had embarked with the Royal Marine Brigade on 3rd December 1914. Served with Portsmouth Bn, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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