Frank Hilton Bird

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Bird, Private Frank Hilton no.3211 55th Battalion.

“Chatsworth” Peel Street, Belmore.


Born 1894 at Balmain, son of Joseph & Ada Bird.

Educated Newtown School.

Lived at Belmore.

Member of the Campsie Band.

Married Nessie C. Brenton 1914.

Enlisted at Belmore 11/10/1915.

Killed at Passchendaele 17/10/1917 aged 24. Information from Mrs Nessie C. Bird, wife, Mooney Street [i.e. Burwood Road], Belmore.

Roll of Honour SMH 21/12/1917 Bird - Killed in action in France, October 17, 1917, Frank Hilton, aged 23, eldest son of Joseph Bird, “Varra” Forest Road, Bexley (late of Belmore).

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District Tele/Mirror 11/11/1993.

Killed in Action, 17/10/1917 Anzac Memorial.

Australian War Memorial record available at: (accessed 8 July 2016) N.B. discrepancy of battalion.

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002