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George Gabriel Bird

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  • Service number
    4204 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Gabriel AWMM
  • Surname
    Bird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4204 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Carpenter AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Murupara, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.F. Bird (grandfather), Murupara, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4204 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Lance Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Second Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 May 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Crete AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Grave reference
    15. B. 8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Domain, an 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. AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 2: WW2 19 AWMM