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Lawrence Birch
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Born:
Died: 9 February 1945
Buried: Phaleron War Cemetery
Age: 26
Grave No: B124
Notes: Also buried there - his mother, Hannah, died 5 December 1958, aged 78, buried 10-12-1958; his father, Walter, died 14 August 1946, aged 73, buried 19-8-1946; and his sister, Beatrice Maud, died 23 January 1936, aged 21, buried 25-1-1936
Mrs Hannah Birch of 81 Crag Road, Windhill, has received official intimation that her husband, Sgt Lawrence Birch, Royal Artillery, died in Greece on 9 February 1945 as a result of a battle accident. He was 26 years of age. From the age of 14 until the outbreak of war, Sgt Birch was employed as a clerk at the Baildon Combing Co. He joined the Territorial Army before the war and was called up on 1 September 1939. He had served in France, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Greece. His mother, Mrs H Birch of 20 Wellington Crescent, Shipley, has two sons serving abroad, CSM W H Birch, BLA, and Pte F A Birch, India Command. Shipley Times & Express 28 February 1945.
died 14 August