James Burke

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/3345
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.B.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 156 South Road, Lochee.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Thomas Burke, Whorterbank, Lochee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Mary Ann Burke, 156 South Rd, Lochee, Dundee

  • Children:

    Mary Ann, born 17.09.1913

More about James Burke

James Burke   S/3345   1st Black Watch


Official intimation has been received by Mrs Burke, 156 South Road, Lochee, that her husband, Lance-Corporal James Burke, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action.  He was a member of the K.O.S.B., for seven years, and saw service in Egypt.  He was 27 years of age, and enlisted in the Black Watch on the outbreak of war.

Deceased brother, Private Thomas Burke, who was a member of the 3rd Black Watch, but attached to the 1st Battalion, was killed on 6th May.

Dundee Courier 20th October 1915

He was the brother of Pte Thomas Burke, 2789, 1st Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 06.05.1915.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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