Edward Bird was born on August 1st 1884 to James and Elizabeth Bird in Leicester, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1910 on the SS Lake Manitoba at the age of 25. In 1911, Edward worked full time as a logger earning $230 per year. He then moved onto being a shoe cutter. On September 22nd 1914 Edward went to Valcartier, Quebec and volunteered to join the 1st Canadian Infantry. On April 24th 1915 Edward was promoted to Sergeant. On June 15th 1915 Edward went missing and was officially presumed dead. Sergeant Edward Bird is commemorated at the Vimy Memorial.
Service number: 7019
“Vimy Memorial,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 15, 2015, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/87900/VIMY%20MEMORIAL