The North Novie of the Week is Captain Stephen Bird of Amherst, NS!

Captain Bird was born on April 18th 1920, to Will R. Bird and Ethel M. Bird. He was named Stephen after his father’s brother who had been killed in action during WW1.

Captain Bird enlisted in 1941 and was later selected to be one of the officers who lead the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on Juno Beach. He was a brave and intelligent man, leading with courage and skill.

Captain Bird survived the D-Day invasions, but was unfortunately killed in action on July 8th, 1944 during the Battle for Caen. He was 24 years old. His father went on to write “No Retreating Footsteps: The story of the North Novas” in his memory.

We thank Captain Bird for his sacrifice. We will remember him.

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