Born Hull 1889. Son of George William Bird (1853-1929) and Sarah Kemp (1855-1935), of 22 Glasgow Street, Hull (CWGC address). Served with the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed at the Somme, on 12/09/1916, aged 28. (Note: his names is spelt “Beard” in CWGC records)
He lost his eldest brother, William Bird, on 22 October 1914, aged 30, fighting with the 2nd Coldstream Guards. his other brother, CSM, Albert Bird, 1st Coldstream Guards, was awarded the Military Medal, and was killed, on the 27th September 1918, aged 28.