Bird, A G
ARTHUR GORDON BIRD
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 9D, 9C, 13C and 12C.
He enlisted at Sun Street, London, and was formerly Private 2804 7th London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 March 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 October 1916, plus an article and Death announcement in the issue dated 7 July 1917.
Son of Henry John and Rose Emily (nee CHAPMAN) BIRD of Watford.
His parents married 12 August 1890 at Sts Mary and Thomas, Knebworth, Herts. Henry died 21 January 1938 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 25 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Rose died 17 November 1939 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 72, and was buried 21 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Arthur was born 1895 in Watford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, an auctioneer’s clerk aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit1st/7th (City of London) Battalion
Date of deathon or since 15/09/1916
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesArthur is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery. His brother Henry died 26 March 1919 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)