Clement Lockard Bird



Apr 13, 1898

Born at Stirling Ontario


Apr 1, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Stirling Ontario 

Ø      Number 636989

Ø      Next of kin given as Sarah Bird (mother) of Stirling Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Jul 28, 1916

Admitted to the Military Hospital at the Barriefield Camp, Kingston, diagnosed with Shingles


Aug 14, 1916

Discharged from hospital to duty


Oct 3, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his mother, Mrs Sarah Bird, at RR #4 Stirling Ontario


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Nov 20, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) 

Medical Board report states that he suffers from “very flat feet” which he has had since childhood.  Complains of pain in both feet after a route march


Dec 8, 1916

Transferred to the 154th Battalion


Jan 9, 1917

Attached to the 3rd Canadian Labour Battalion


Jan 28, 1917

Posted to the 3rd Canadian Labour Battalion


Jan 31, 1917

Admitted to the Military Isolation Hospital at Aldershot diagnosed with Mumps 

Posted to the CCAC while in hospital 

Attached to the GDB (Garrison Depot Battalion?)


Feb 20, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Mar 3, 1917

Ceases to be attached and is posted to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion at Seaford


Mar 14, 1917

Embarked for France from Folkestone


Mar 15, 1917

Disembarked at Havre France


Aug 11, 1917

Evacuated to England for Dental work


Aug 13, 1917

Returned to duty in France with the 4th Labour Battalion


Nov 22, 1917

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples and posted to “A” Company for recuperating soldiers 

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Nov 24, 1917

TOS 21st Battalion from 4th Labour Battalion


Dec 10, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 14, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion


Feb 25, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 14, 1918

At duty from leave


Apr 28, 1918         Died of Wounds received in Action


One report stated “Died en Route to MDS” (Main Dressing Station)

Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery
Pas de Calais, France

Jul 20, 1920

Memorial Cross sent to his mother, Mrs Sarah Bird, at RR #4 Stirling Ontario


Dec 13, 1920

Plaque (Death Penny) and Scroll sent to his father, RN Bird, at RR #4 Stirling Ontario


Nov 28, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to his mother, Mrs Sarah Bird, at RR #4 Stirling Ontario 


The War Memorial in Stirling Ontario

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