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George Joseph Birkhead

In memory of
Private
George Joseph Birkhead
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
775442
Age:
21
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Division:
18th Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
November 27, 1895

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Birkhead, of Inglewood, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 201 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VI. E. 29.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Birch to Blakstad. Mircoform Sequence 10; Volume Number 31829_B034746; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 154 Page 111 of 734
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