Service Details
Name:
BIRD
Given Name:
GEORGE FREDERICK
Initials:
G F
Rank:
Civilian
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Regiment:
Civilian War Dead
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Date of Death:
1942-10-29
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Age:
79
Cause of Death:
Torpedoed and sunk by U-575 (Guenther Heydemann) 700 miles NW of the Azores. Sailed from Cape Town on 8th October 1942 bound for Liverpool with 207 passengers and a cargo of 3000 tons of wool and bags of mail. The master, Captain Reginald William Tate, 148 crew, 18 gunners and 173 passengers were lost.
Additional
Information:
Of 33 Minavio Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Son of George and Susanah Bird, of 21 Hillary Street, Pleck, Walsall, Staffordshire; husband of the late Florence Bird.
Commemoration
Country:
Lost at Sea
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Cemetery:
M.V. "ABOSSO"
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