George Gabriel Bird Unknown date of birth - 27 May 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number4204 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLance Corporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge Gabriel AWMM SurnameBird AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number4204 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMCarpenter AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMuruparaBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr W.F. Bird (grandfather)MuruparaBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns1941 AWMMCrete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number4204 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMRotoruaBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMLance Corporal AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLance Corporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Lance Corporal Bird was the son of Joseph Bird and of Anni Bird (nee Wharewera), of Murupara, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.Enlistment details vary: they also show next of kin as Mrs M.M. Bird, Murupara. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death27 May 1941 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathCreteGreece AWMM Death notesCrete AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSuda Bay War CemeteryCreteGreece AWMM Grave reference15. B. 8. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMAuckland Domainan Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMMWhakarewarewaTe Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial GatewayRotorua AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember George Gabriel Bird by laying a poppy. Frederick Aubrey Bird George Clifton Bird George Gabriel Bird George Henry Bird Gilbert John Bird Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Gabriel Bird Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 19 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.