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 Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Murupara, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H. Bird (sister), Murupara, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number68039 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMRotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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 nameFaenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIII. F. 3. AWMM 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.