Sydney Joseph Bird Unknown date of birth - Died 2 November 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number65445 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Shepherd AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Murupara, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs A.T. Bird (wife), Murupara, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number65445 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 Private 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 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 Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameEl Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave referenceI. A. 2. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World 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 2016 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 ReferenceAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-93-139.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-4796Further 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.