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Cecil George Birley

In memory of:

Private Cecil George Birley

September 17, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

163250

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Bn

Additional Information


Born:

June 8, 1891

Son of C. H. and Kathleen Birley, of Ayr, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 54 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRAMSHOTT (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Hampshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

I. H. 5.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Biography– Cecil George Birley
  • Photo of CECIL GEORGE BIRLEY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Paris War Memorial– An unveiling and dedication ceremony was conducted at the memorial on November 11th, 1930. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs. R. Baldwin, mother of Nursing Sister Dorothy Baldwin. A dedicatory address was made by Lt.-Col. the Ven. Archdeacon F. G. Scott, D.S.O. (Canon Scott). Bands of the 10th Brant Dragoons and the 1st Dufferin Rifles assisted in the service. The memorial was designed and built by the Hunter Granite Works, Simcoe, Ontario. It is inscribed: 1914 - 1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PARIS WHO FELL AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR.

The original monument included lamps styled as flames on the posts at either side of the central Cross. An outer pair of monuments were added at a later date in honour of the Paris men who fell in the Second World War.
  • Roll of Honour– This Roll of Honour appeared in the pamphlet distributed at the Paris Ontario War Memorial's unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 11th, 1930.
  • Photo of Cecil George Birley– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Grave marker at Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard; image taken 10 June 2014

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