Hird William Donald Lance Corporal 6013078

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Name Hird William Donald
Army number 6013078
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations Not known
Date of birth Research suggests birth was registered in Q1 of 1940 at West Ham, Suffolk. Mother's maiden name Best.
Age 18 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment. Posted to 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment. Died 7/12/1939 (cause of death not yet known).
Company/Battery Not yet confirmed.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not known
Joined Brigade Not yet known
Promotions Not known
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 7/12/1939. Death recorded December 1939, Poplar, London. Buried in Grave 14. D. 19. Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Inscription - "IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR SON WHO DIED WHILE SERVING HIS COUNTRY R.I.P."
Home address Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Hird, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Research indicates that William Henry Hird married Grace Best in December 1919 in West Ham, Essex.
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