Corporal Henry Charles Birt

Unit/Regiment Monmouthshire Regiment
Battalion 2nd Service Number 265469
Theatre of War first served in France Date of entry therein 07/11/1914
Age at Death 26 Date of Death 28/01/1917
Burial/Memorial Reference Thiepval Memorial Pier 16 Face B.
CWGC Family Details  
Family & Census Details Henry Charles Birt was born in Gloucester in 1889, the son of Josiah & Susan Birt. Soon after his birth the family moved to the Newbridge area where at least four of his siblings Alice, Gladys, John and Frederick were born.

In 1909 Henry married Florence Sarah Long and by 1911 they were living at 18 Blaen Blodau St. Newbridge with their child Violet Susan Mary Birt (12/01/1911). Their second child William Henry Birt was born b 12/09/1913.
SDGW – Where Born Gloucester (Attestation papers)
Enlisted Crumlin, Mon Resided Newbridge, Mon
How Died Killed in action Theatre of War France & Flanders
Medal Entitlement Henry Charles Birt - Medals 1914 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Commemorated on the 'H' Company, 2nd Monmouthshire Regt Roll of Honour
Images Henry Charles Birt - Courtesy of John Birt (Grandson)
Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Celynen Collieries - Workplace commemoration
Thiepval Memorial - Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Memorial inscription - Courtesy of Margaret Dufay
Medal Card - WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
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