Project Description

PHILIP WILLIAM KIMBERLEY BIRD 1886–1952

RAMC Badge WW1

Born Redmile, 21st June 1886.

Baptised 1st August 1886 at St Peter’s Church, Redmile.

Married December 1915 to Francis Twills, Basford district

Remarried 1928 to Hilda Baker née Musson who had a son William Baker born 1917

Died 24th December 1952, age 66, in Nottingham

1891 Census

Family living above a grocer’s shop at Redmile. Father John J. a foreman carpenter and joiner, mother Frances a grocer and draper. Sister Sarah J. 8, Jessie M. Simpson 13 (niece) and Mary A. Simpson 32 (sister), a grocer and draper’s assistant, also living there.

1901 Census

Family are still living in Redmile. Father is architect’s clerk of works, mother a grocer shopkeeper and Jessie M. Simpson a grocer’s assistant.

1911 Census

Family had moved to Radcliffe on Trent and were living at Grosvenor Villas, Bingham Rd. Philip working as a joiner. Sister Sarah, age 28, was working as a daily governess.

Military Service

Rank: Acting Sergeant

Service Number: 1175

Military Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps

Theatre of War: Unknown

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Rd, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Living at 10 Noel Street, Nottingham at date of death.  Survived by wife Hilda Kate Bird.  Effects £2726.3s.5d.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Western Boulevard, Nottingham

Occupation: District sanitary inspector for Nottingham Corporation

Household: wife Hilda, born 22.9.1893, a volunteer casualty assistant and stepson William, a tobacco worker and member of St John’s Ambulance Brigade.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent