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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 5th November 1914 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Samuel Bird was born in 1882 at Hucknall and was the son of George a labourer and Ann Bird née Jacklin of 2 Lingford Street, Hucknall, Nottingham. His father George was born in 1849 at Hucknall and his mother Ann Jacklin was born in 1850 also n Hucknall , they were married in 1872 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they went on to have the following children, Lydia b1873, Henry b1879, Samuel b1882, David b1883, Mary b1887, John b1889 and George b1891, all were born in Hucknall, In the 1911 census the family are living at 2 Lingford Street, Hucknall and are shown as George 62 yrs a labourer, he is living with his wife Ann 61 yrs and their children Samuel 29 yrs a labourer, David 26 yrs a coal miner loader, Mary 24 yrs a cigar maker, John 22 yrs a coal miner loader and George 20 yrs a coal miner. He was the husband of Sarah Jane Bird born 26th January 1883 (née Plowman) Bird whom he had married in 1906 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. His wife Sarah brought a child to the marriage Sarah Ann Bird Plowman, They had the following children , Samuel Henry born 3rd June 1909, Robert born 16th May 1911 and William born 15th April 1913. They lived at 59 Whyburn Street Hucknall Torkard. Following his death his widow Sarah Jane was awarded a pension of 24 shillings and 6 pence a week commencing 22nd November 1915 . His widow Sarah Jane married John Coleman in 1918.
He was a labourer
07 Nov 1914
31
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Private
1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Sam Bird, enlisted in Hucknall and served with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, he was killed in action on 7th November 1914. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Pte. Sam Bird, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action on 7th November 1914. However, confirmation of his fate was not received for over a year; the news was published on 6th March 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “FATHERLESS CHILDREN. “HUCKNALL FATHERS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE WAR. “The death list for Hucknall in connection with the war has now been advanced to 32 by the War Office notification that Private Sam Bird, of the Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed on November 7th. This was about the time when letters ceased to come from him, but it thought that he was a prisoner since a striking resemblance to his features was noticed in a group which came from Gemany. His family also believed it was their father, but the absence of news from the internment camp, followed now by the War Office notification, removes all doubt of his being alive. He leaves a wife and five children, residing in Whyburn-street, Hucknall. “Other Hucknall men who have recently made the great sacrifice are Richard Porter [2], who leaves a wife and five children, and John Thomas Wright [3], whose loss is mourned by a wife and nine children. Both the latter have a son each in the fighting line, and in the case of the Wrights father and son were on furlough together quite recently. The father was killed four days after returning to France. Thus 19 Hucknall children have been rendered fatherless.” [2] Pte. Richard Porter, 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in action on 7th January 1916. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. [3] Pte. John Thomas Wright, B Company, 11th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 12th February 1916. He was the 45 year-old son of Thomas Wright, of Lichfield; husband of Sarah Ann Wright, of 3 Lingford Street, Hucknall. Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 5th November 1914 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Samuel Bird - Photo published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 5th November 1914 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918