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