Bird, W M or M W
WILLIAM MILLAR or MILLER WILLIAM BIRD
Remembered with honour Flatiron Copse Cemetery: Plot I, Row A, Grave 7.
He enlisted 10 December 1915 at New Court, St Swithin’s Lane, London, for the Duration of the War, with the Colours and in the Army Reserve: a bank clerk aged 26, 5’6″ tall, of Watford, his next-of-kin his father of Watford. He went to France 1 July 1916, was attached to the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment, and was formerly Private 26176 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, was wounded in action in the field 20 July 1916 and died at the 19th Field Ambulance.
Son of William and the late Jane Hannah (nee MILLER) BIRD of Watford.
His parents married 1888 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district. Jane died 1914 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 57, and was buried 24 June at St James’, Bushey, Herts; William possibly died 1942 in the Hitchin, Herts, district aged 80.
William was born 23 September 1889 in Watford, and attended Watford Grammar School from April 1903 to December 1905. He resided in Watford.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a bank clerk aged 21, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death20/07/1916
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesWilliam is also commemorated on his parent's grave at St James'
- 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)