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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Ernest Bird was born in 1897 the son of the late Henry a hawker and Elizabeth Bird of 64 Mitchell Street, Nottingham Henry was born in 1858 at Derby, he died in 1908 aged 58 yrs, Elizabeth Bird was born in 1863 at Nottingham, they were married (possibly 1869 at Nottingham) and had 10 children In 1911 his widowed mother Elizabeth 48 yrs lived at 64 Mitchell Street, Ernest in 1911 lived at 107 Flewitt Street , Nottingham with 7 of his siblings he is shown as being 14 yrs and his occupation is that of a sailor. His pension record card shows his next of kin as Edith his sister and their address as 107 Flewitt Street, Nottingham
03 Sep 1916
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180338 - CWGC Website
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Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Bird enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and was killed in action, 3rd September 1916, during the attack near Beaumont Hamel, France during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France. Row F. Grave 14.
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 28 September 1916: BIRD killed in action, September 3rd, Pte E Bird, Sherwood Foresters, of 107 Flewitt Street
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Bird - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle