Laurie is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 19th August 1919; age 29; of Heart Failure.


Rank: Staff Nurse; Service Number: 2/ResB/562.

Regiment: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service.


Grave Reference:

Westminster Avenue. C. 183841.

Brookwood Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Daughter of Edward & Margaret Bird, of ‘Elmwood’ 3, Woodquest Avenue, Herne Hill, London.




1891   36, Fore Street, Ipswich.


Laurie was 8 months old and living with her parents & siblings.

Edward Bird, 36, an Engineer’s Clerk & Insurance Agent, born Ipswich.

Margaret Bird (nee Hicks), 38, born Ipswich.

Elsie Maggie Bird, 11, born Ipswich.

Jessie May Bird, 8, born Ipswich.

William Edward Bird, 6, born Ipswich.

Herbert Whitmore Bird, 2, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   ‘Gippeswyk’ Kingsthorpe Grove, Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire.


Laurie was 10 years old and living with her parents & siblings.

Edward, 46, an Advertising Accountant & Insurance Agent – own account.

Margaret, 45.

Elsie, 21.

William, 16, a Commercial Clerk.

Herbert, 12.

Daisy Evelyn Bird, 9, born Ipswich.

Muriel Chown Bird, 3, born Northampton, Northamptonshire.


1911   Plaistow Fever Hospital, Plaistow, Essex.


Laurie was 20 years old, a Hospital Nurse – 1 of 58 nursing staff.






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