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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Montagu Herbert Bird

In memory of:

Lieutenant Montagu Herbert Bird

July 9, 1918

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn. attd. Royal Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Robert Montagu Bird and Mabel Fanny Shaw Bird, of Nelson, British Columbia.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. B. 15.

Location:

Vignacourt is a village in the Department of the Somme on the west of the road from Amiens to Doullens. The VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is on the road to Fleselles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Photo of the grave. MONTAGU HERBERT BIRD buried in the British cemetery of Vignacourt
http://www.vignacourt.free.fr/En/British-cemetery.html
  • 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 77 of 734
  • Memorial– The Golden Book (Canadian Military Institute, 1927)
  • Memorial– The Golden Book (Canadian Military Institute, 1927)
  • 48th Highlanders Museum– Entrance to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and to the 
48th Highlanders Museum on King Street in Toronto.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque located inside the 48th Highlanders Museum.  The museum is 
located in the basement of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King Street 
West at Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Montagu Bird– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Montagu Bird– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 134th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Lieutenant Bird died while serving with the 1st Bn was originally a member of the 134th Bn.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower.  The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War. Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room, several of which pertain to those who studied at University College. Bell XXIII is dedicated: " University College Alumni Association". The alumnae (female grads) also donated a bell. Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Badge– Cap Badge of the RAF  .  Lt Montagu Herbert Bird enlisted with the 134th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), but was transferred to the 1st Bn as a reinforcement and attached to the RAF.  Submitted by Capt  S. Gilbert, 15th Bn Memorial Project team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Group Photo– Lt M. Bird pictured playing golf with fellow officers of the 134th Bn near Bramshot England in 1916.  submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Photo of Montagu Bird– Lt M. Bird on RMS Matagama crossing the Atlantic 9-19 Aug  1916.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge of the 13th Bn. Lt Montagu Bird enlisted in the 134th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), but was transferred to the 13th Bn as a reinforcement. Submitted by Capt S. Gilbert, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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