Richard Hird

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Hird
Father's Name: 
William Hird
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, April 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Richard Hird (Service No 1549) was born in Fremington, Yorkshire, England around 1889. 

At enlistment Richard was single, 25 years old, worked as a miner and was living at Balgownie, NS.W.

Richard embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocoles with 1st Reinforcements, 19th Battalion on 12th May 1915 and saw service at Gallipoli.

After the Gallipoli evacuation he was sent to France, but was killed in action at Pozieres on 27th July, 1916.  There is no known grave.

Richard's service & sacrifice is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France and on the Balgwnie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HIRD R 1549

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