James William Bird Unknown date of birth - Died 15 December 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number68039 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames William AWMM SurnameBird AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number68039 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 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMurupara, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H. Bird (sister), Murupara, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number68039 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMRotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death15 December 1944 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameFaenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIII. F. 3. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMWhakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember James William Bird by laying a poppy. James Henry Bird James Samuel Bird James William Bird John Bird John Richard Bird Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James William Bird Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 13 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.