George Wesley Bird



Jul 19th, 1890

Born at Madoc Ontario


Aug 11, 1916

Attested into the Depot Regiment CMR (Canadian Mounted Rifles) 

Ø      Number 225890

Ø      Next of kin given as John Wilson (friend) of 5 Rowanwood Ave, Hamilton Ontario

o       This was later changed to read Elliott Bird (brother) of Allisonville Prince Edward County, Ontario

o       Note is also added to notify Violet L Bird (sister) of 51 Hazelton Ave, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Blacksmith

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the CMR Depot 6th Draft



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Shorncliffe Camp


Nov 1, 1916

Transferred to the FGHRR (Fort Gary Horse Reserve Regiment) at Shorncliffe


Nov 3, 1916

Transferred to the 11th Reserve Battalion at Shorncliffe


Mar 15, 1917

Transferred to the CMG (Canadian Machine Gun) Depot at Crowborough


Jun 6, 1917

Will made out leaving his estate to his sister, Laura Bird, at Madoc Ontario


Jun 15, 1917

Transferred to the CMG Pool for service in France


Jun 17, 1917

Arrived at the CMG Pool at Camiers France


Jun 23, 1917

Transferred to the 9th Machine Gun Company


Jun 24, 1917

Arrived at and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 9th Machine Gun Company in the field


Oct 10, 1917

Left the unit to join the Machine Gun Brigade


Oct 26, 1917

Left the Brigade HQ to join the Machine Gun Depot at Etaples


Nov 6, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Nov 7, 1917

Left the MG Depot for the Infantry Depot and TOS the 21st Battalion


Nov 13, 1917

Arrived at the 2nd CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)


Nov 24, 1917

Left 2 CIBD for the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 2, 1917

Left the CC Rein C for the 21st Battalion 

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets in the Suburban Camp carrying out training exercises


Aug 14, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Aug 31, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Oct 26, 1918

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred the same day to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a diagnosis of VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Oct 28, 1918

Transferred via AT 6 (Ambulance Train)


Oct 29, 1918

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital at Rouen from AT 6


Nov 8, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital 

Placed under stoppages of pay at rate of 50¢ per diem and forfeits Field Allowance from October 29, 1918 to November 8, 1918 (11 days)


Nov 12, 1918

Arrived at CIBD and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Nov 16, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C


Jan 11, 1919

Posted to the EORD and posted to the Depot Company


Jan 27, 1919

Admitted to the Canadian Special Hospital at Witley with a diagnosis of VDS (Venereal Disease Syphilis)


Feb 19, 1919

Discharged from hospital 

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 17, 1919

Admitted to Ravenscroft Military Hospital with a diagnosis of Incumonia and Diphtheria 

Posted to No 3 Regimental Depot Group Witley while in hospital


Jun 23, 1919

Transferred to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne, Sussex, and Pneumonia was added to the diagnosis


Jun 30, 1919

Transferred to No 16 Canadian General Hospital at Orpington


Jul 5, 1919

Deceased while in hospital

Seaford Cemetery
Sussex England


Jan 14, 1927

The following were sent to his sister, Miss VL Bird at 51 Hazelton Ave, Toronto Ontario 

Ø      British War Medal

Ø      Victory Medal 

The following were sent to his brother JE Bird at Allisonville Ontario 

Ø      Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny)

Ø      Scroll 

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