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William John Bird

In memory of:

Private William John Bird

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

657926

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

54th Bn.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

July 12, 1898
Township of Chapman, Ontario

Enlistment:

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


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

A. 12.

Location:

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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