Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Birley, Cecil George


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, a red cross and a red slash.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1892-1916
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Birley, Cecil George ; Birley, Kathleen
Local identifier:
WW1_B_137
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Birthplace:
    Manitoba, Canada
    Latitude: 49.83001 Longitude: -100.29619
  • Place of residence:
    Ayr
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2834 Longitude: -80.44968
  • Place of military service:
    England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 52.16045 Longitude: -0.70312
  • Place of military service and wounding:
    Centre, France
    Latitude: 47.11798 Longitude: 2.20799
  • Place of death and burial:
    England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 51.08333 Longitude: -0.8
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Full Text

Birley, Cecil George

Private.

Enlisted August 28, 1915 with 84th Infantry Battalion and transferred to 75th Battalion.

Presbyterian.

Born at Alexander, Manitoba June 8, 1892. Educated at Grand View, Tranquility and Paris Plains North Public Schools. Moved to Waterloo County with his parents in 1912.

Unmarried.

His mother is Mrs. Kathleen Birley, R.R.3 Ayr, Ontario.

He left Canada with 84th Battalion June 12, 1916 and after two days' leave in England he was put in training for scout and sniper with 75th Battalion. He went to France about August 1, 1916.

Wounded in action at Somme August 31, 1916 with machine gun bullet through spine. Died September 17, 1916 in Frencham Hospital, Bramshott, England.

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Birley, Cecil George


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, a red cross and a red slash.