Thomas Burke

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 3/3100
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 21/04/1917
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 and 63.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 11, High St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Miner, Wemyss
  • Mother:

    Mrs Burke, 11 High St, Lochee, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Burke

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial.

Thomas Burke   Black Watch


Mrs Burke, 11 High Street, Lochee, has just received official intimation that her son, Private Thomas Burke, Black Watch, has made the supreme sacrifice.

Private Burke, who was 25 years of age, was wounded at Neuve Chapelle.  While in Dundee he was employed at Cox’s Mill, but latterly he went as a miner to East Wemyss

Dundee Courier 17th May 1917


Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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