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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Birley, Cecil George
Enlisted August 28, 1915 with 84th Infantry Battalion and transferred to 75th Battalion.
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.
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.