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Full Name
Sydney Joseph Bird
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Sydney Joseph
Surname
Bird
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65445
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Shepherd
Next of Kin
Mrs A.T. Bird (wife), Murupara, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Murupara, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 32
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I. A. 2.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
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.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945
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