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Full Name
James William Bird
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James William
Surname
Bird
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
68039
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs H. Bird (sister), Murupara, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Murupara, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 13
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
15 December 1944
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Faenza War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
III. F. 3.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Roll of Honour 1939-1945 (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, comemorative plaque (photo J Chong, 1998)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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