I'm attempting to find the family of Harry Bird, born 25 Dec 1896 in Fernie. No birth certificate exists in the BC vital records nor does he show up on any census report. In 1916 he joined the Canadian expeditionary force and was sent to France and Russia. His military records reveal several clues: his parents were dead, his aunt is named as next of kin: Mrs John Rauter, based on records that would be Augusta Vogel. Other clues: Presbyterian and upon leaving the service he listed a Mr. John Meddley of Northfield, Vancouver Island as his forwarding address. Harry Bird was killed in a mine accident in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1925. He had only been married a short time thus family details are lacking. I have researched all persons named and found details but no link to Harry Bird. Hoping someone as a family Bible or other detail.