Bird, H G
HENRY GRAHAM BIRD
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot A, Row 4, Grave 244.
He enlisted 15 June 1917 at Bedford for the Duration of the War: a clothier’s/outfitter’s assistant aged 24, 5’3¾” tall, C of E, his next-of-kin his father of Watford. He served at Home 25 June 1917 to 2 April 1918, when he was discharged at Nottingham as no longer physically fit for War Service, suffering from mitral valvular disease. He was transferred to the 359th (Reserve) Battalion of the Labour Corps 5 September 1917. As he did not serve overseas, he has no medals, nor does he appear to have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919.
There is a Death announcement for Henry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 March 1919.
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.
Henry was born 1893 in Watford, died in Watford, and was buried 31 March.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a shop assistant aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death26/03/1919
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesHenry is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery. His brother Arthur died 15 September 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
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