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Charles William Birch

In memory of:

Major Charles William Birch

May 25, 1917

Military Service


Age:

47

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

10th Bde.

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Birch, of King's Stanley, Glos.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. I.

Location:

Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the communal cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of May 12, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y132uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of May 29, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y146uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Telegraph of June 1, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ww1-archive/12214626/Daily-Telegraph-June-1-1917.html
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of May 30, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y147uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 1, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y149uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 5, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y152uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • 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 7 of 734
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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