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William John Bird

In memory of:

Private William John Bird

August 8, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


54th Bn.


There was no mention of medals earned on Pte Birds' service file.

Additional Information


July 12, 1898
Township of Chapman, Ontario


May 2, 1916
Parry Sound, Ontario

Son of Robert Henry and Frances Bird of Pearcely, Ontario. Joined 162 Battalion on 2 May 1916, transferred to 36th Battalion on 6 December 1916, transferred to 125th Battalion on 31 January 1917 and onto the 54th Battalion on 2 February 1918. Pte Bird is commemorated on a memorial in Magnetawan, Ontario having made the supreme sacrifice.

Commemorated on Page 369 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

A. 12.


The village of Beaucourt is about 18 kilometres south-east of Amiens and 5 kilometres east of Moreuil.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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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 93 of 734
  • Commemorative Plaque– Maganetawan, Ontario

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