Michael Burke

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 170205
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 51st Siege Battery, 17th Brigade
  • Place of Death: Heald Military Hospital
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 09.06.1918
  • Burial Country: England
  • Cemetery: Manchester Southern Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: G.RC.26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 21.03.1880
  • Place of Birth: Ballycatten, Timoleague, County Cork
  • Address: 42 High St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Head Teacher, St Mary's School, Lochee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Burke nee Staunton

  • Father:

    John Burke

  • Siblings:

    Johanna, Tim, William, Patrick, Catherine & Mary.

  • Spouse:

    Mary Agnes Burke, 42 High St, Lochee

  • Children:

More about Michael Burke

Michael died of Pneumonia following being Gassed.

Dundee Headmaster.

Gunner Michael Burke, R.G.A., who died as the result of being gassed, was headmaster in St Mary’s R.C. School prior to joining in July last.  He had been in France since October.  Deceased, who hailed from County Cork, was 38 years of age. His widow resides at 42 High Street, Lochee.

Dundee Courier 11th June 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Annette Hickey

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