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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Charles William Bird

1887
Born at Ararat, VIC
31/7/1916
Enlisted in AIF, 43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcements, at Kellerberrin, WA at age 29
9/11/1916
Embarked at Freemantle, WA aboard the HMAT A8 Argyllshire
10/1/1917
Disembarked Devenport, UK
22/3/1917
To hospital - Mumps
22/5/1917
Proceeded to France
15/6/1917
Transferred to the 12th Battalion
9/9/1917 - 14/10/1917
To hospital - Trench Fever
Oct 1917
Wunded in Action - Gassed (not evacuated)
16/6/1918 - 1/8/1918
To hospital - Influenza
18/9/1918
Wounded in Action - Gun shot wound (shell wound) to left foot
22/9/1918
Admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, England
27/11/1918
Discharged from hospital
18/1/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Ulysses
3/3/1919
Returned to Australia
2/4/1919
Discharged from the AIF
21/5/1942
Enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Bacchus Marsh, VIC - service number VX361369
1/10/1945
Discharged from the Army with the rank of Lance Corporal
1963
Died at Geelong, VIC aged 76

Last updated by lee, Mon, 03 May 2021 18:24:44