BIRD Harry
5th Cavalry Regt, US Army
13051, Private, 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Legion of Frontiersmen

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Born 8 March 1860 in Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Died of Wounds 16 July 1915 Bukoba, Kenya
Buried Kisumu Cemetery, Kenya [III. E. 6.]

Harry Bird was born 8 March 1860 in Bridgewater Somerset, England.  Harry himself was educated in Gloucester.

He left England in 1883 and joined the US Army as a cavalry soldier in 1884 where he served for 11 years with the 5th Cavalry Regiment.

He returned to England in 1895 and lived in Birmingham, where he joined the 25th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in March 1915 and was wounded at Bukoba and he died 3 weeks later on the 16th July 1915 at the age of 55, and is buried at Kisumu Cemetery, Kenya..

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