Birnie Geo.


WarWorld War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.12/1555
Date of Birth31 March 1882
Place of BirthBrocksburns, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
First Known RankPrivate
Occupation before EnlistmentStoreman
Next of KinJ. Birnie (father), Bankhead, Brockburns,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marital StatusSingle
Enlistment Date14 December 1914
Age on Enlistment33
Enlistment AddressCare of W. Day (Uncle), Nixon Street, Hamilton,
New Zealand
Military DistrictAuckland
Body on Embarkation3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation UnitAuckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date14 February 1915
Place of EmbarkationWellington, New Zealand
TransportHMNZT 17; HMNZT 18; HMNZT 19
VesselMaunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Page on Nominal Roll56
Military Awards1914 – 1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
(Distinguished Conduct Medal) – for Conspicuous Gallantry and
devotion to duty from 17 September 1918 till cessation of
hostilities. On one occasion on the 29th September, when
the battalion had made a rapid advance during the day, he
succeeded under heavy shelling in delivering to troops in
the line, rations, water and ammunition.
Discharged Date13 May 1919
Reason for DischargeDischarged on termination of period of engagement.
Place of DeathHamilton
Date of Death4 January 1928
Year of Death1928
Cemetery NameHamilton East, Hamilton
Biographical NotesThe 1911 Electoral Roll for Waikato, has George Birnie, a storeman,
residing at c/o Mr W. Dey, Nixon Street, Hamilton.
Archives NZ sourceMilitary personnel file.
Probate file.
Sources UsedNominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I.
Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919.
New Zealand Society of Genealogists. ‘New
Zealand Elections, Five Significant Rolls’ CD.
New Zealand Society of Genealogists. “Kiwi
Index”, V1.0.1 CD

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