Edward. E Hird, Pte.
Personal information
Age 21
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 1137162
Rank Pte.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron C Company
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Border Regiment
Death information
Died when 23-9-1944
Died where Unknown
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Pte. Edward Hird was wounded whilest defending the dropzones in the area of Jonkershoeve and taken to the perimeter in Oosterbeek where he died of his wounds on September 23. His body was never found. His wallet however was found near Jonkershoeve by the 15 year old Piet Wind from Bennekom, there where no identification papers in it and Piet kept it for 25 years until it was displayed in Stoke on Trent (UK) where a woman visiting the display saw it and fainted. It was his mother who identified the wallet and some personal items as that of her son. The wallet was returned to her. She died shortly afterwards.

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Edward. E Hird, Pte.
Personal information
Age 21
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 1137162
Rank Pte.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron C Company
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Border Regiment
Death information
Died when 23-9-1944
Died where Unknown
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Pte. Edward Hird was wounded whilest defending the dropzones in the area of Jonkershoeve and taken to the perimeter in Oosterbeek where he died of his wounds on September 23. His body was never found. His wallet however was found near Jonkershoeve by the 15 year old Piet Wind from Bennekom, there where no identification papers in it and Piet kept it for 25 years until it was displayed in Stoke on Trent (UK) where a woman visiting the display saw it and fainted. It was his mother who identified the wallet and some personal items as that of her son. The wallet was returned to her. She died shortly afterwards.

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