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Full Name: Frank Bird
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Frank
Surname: Bird
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/2406
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: S. Bird (father), 53 Beach Street, Petone, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 59 Esplanade, Petone, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 24
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 56
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 4th (Otago) Company
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 10 October 1917
Age at Death: 19
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: NZ Apse, Panel 3
Biographical Notes: Frank Bird was the son of Frank and Bertha Bird, of Ohaupo Road, Hamilton, New Zealand. Native of Manchester, England.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Military Service Record
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