Sydney Joseph Bird Unknown date of birth - 2 November 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number65445 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate 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 Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesSydney Joseph AWMM SurnameBird AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number65445 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 AWMMShepherd AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMuruparaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs A.T. Bird (wife)MuruparaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number65445 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 AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Sydney Bird was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bird, of Murupara, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Anita Te Ranui Bird, of Te Haroto, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death2 November 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceI. A. 2. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Sydney Joseph Bird by laying a poppy. Samuel Bird Samuel Llewellyn Morton Bird Sydney Joseph Bird Tahawai Henry Bird Thomas Edward Bird Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Sydney Joseph 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/Sources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. Personal pagehttp://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/sydney-joseph-birdFurther 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. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 32 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.