Wednesday 8 September 2021

The Bird brothers sacrificed in France and Flanders


It's three years now since the centenary of the end of World War One. But our research on uncovering local stories continues. The story of the Bird brothers from Penzance is the latest to be profiled on our our dedicated website Heart of Conflict.

Three of the surviving four sons of the late Henry Bird and Maud Bird of Morrab Terrace, Penzance were lost in Flanders and France in World War One. Thanks to the meticulous and extensive research of Richard Devonshire (who grew up in Townshend and Leedstown) we have been able to uncover their stories.  A fourth brother, Hubert, survived the war and went on to found one of of the most successful construction companies in Canada, Bird Construction.

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