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Name:
James William Bainbridge Hird
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J W B
Service No.:
42132
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Cockfield
Age at Death:
32
Ranks:
Sergeant
Unit:
2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 10 Queen Street
Civilian Employment:
Railway worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
11-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Ten Tree Alley Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of William and Isabella Hird of 8 King Street and Husband of Elizabeth Hird of 20 Queen Street.

While stationed at Ripon it was reported that William's cousin had been the recipient of the French War distinction.

Teesdale Mercury-08/12/1915: Local and other notes: Related to recipient of French war distinction

Notes:

 

At one time James had worked as a porter on the Railway.

He formerly served with the 520 Northumberland Fusiliers. While stationed at Ripon it was reported that

Teesdale Mercury-16/12/1914: War items: Congregational Roll of Honour

Teesdale Mercury 12.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 2

Serg J W Hird, from Barnard Castle, previous porter at Station, home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-14/03/1917: Roll of Honour Notice

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Notes: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 12.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 2; Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Age at Death: Private Individual; cwgc.org; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;