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Roderick Charlton Bird

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Roderick Charlton Bird

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

443908

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

54th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 18, 1897
Ketton, Rutland, England

Son of Francis Charlton Bird and Kathleen Mary Bird, of Orchard Farm, Penticton, British Columbia.

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:

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Special Memorial A.7

Location:

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

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 81 of 734
  • Photo of RODERICK CHARLTON BIRD– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Bank of Hamilton War Memorial Plaque. The Bank of Hamilton (1872-1924) 
headquarters was located during the first World War at King and James 
Street, Hamilton, Ontario.  Many of the men listed on this memorial were 
employed at Bank of Hamilton branches located across Canada.  The Bank 
merged with the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1924.
  • Inscription
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Cemetery– La Chaudiere Military Cemetery - La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May they rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Memorial– Special Memorial: "To the memory of these 23 soldiers of the British Empire killed in action in 1917 and buried at the time in the Canadian Military Graves Avion. Avion British Cemetery (The Sandpits) and Shinook Annapolis and Sumack Cemeteries, Vimy whose graves were destroyed in later battles. Their glory shall not be blotted out" (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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