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PVT Howard Oscar Birt

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PVT Howard Oscar Birt

Birth
Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Death 4 May 1917 (aged 33)
Burial Aubigny-en-Artois, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot II. F. 64.
Memorial ID 56152641 View Source
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Pvt. Canadian Army, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Inf., Eastern Ontario Reg. Enlisted Nov 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born 8 Aug 1883 in Chanute, Neosho Co., Kansas. Son of Alice I. & William Theodore BIRT, Topeka, KS and husband of Margaret L (McGRAIL) BIRT. Died from wounds, on 4 May 1917, sustained during the attack on the Arleux Loop, probably at Fresnoy, France. The Army Casualty Report states" During the consolidation of our newly won position, this soldier was severely wounded by a fragment of an enemy high explosive shell. His wounds were immediately dressed and he was taken to the Regimental Aid Post and as soon as possible removed to a Field Ambulance. He was subsequently evacuated to No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station (Aubigny) where he succumbed to his wounds." Buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France Grave Reference II F. 64. See also Warren Co., OH Obits Online and Veterans Affairs Website, Canada.


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Gravesite Details Private, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Age: 33.

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  • Maintained by: Dave Murray
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56152641
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56152641/howard-oscar-birt : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Howard Oscar Birt (8 Aug 1883–4 May 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56152641, citing Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Aubigny-en-Artois, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Dave Murray (contributor 47017878) .