Bernard Burns

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: June 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 203896
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  • Unit/Ship: 5th/6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 14.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.58.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.09.1898
  • Place of Birth: East Milnes Wynd, Dundee
  • Address: 29 Blackness Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Mill Worker, Queen Victoria Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Rose Ann Burns

  • Father:

    James Burns, 61 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Margaret, James & Catherine

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Bernard Burns

Bernard Burns   203896  Scottish Rifles


Official intimation has been received by Mr James Burns, 29 Blackness Road, Dundee, that his son, Private Bernard Burns, Scottish Rifles, was killed on the 14th April.  Private Burns, who was only 18 years of age, enlisted in June, 1916, and had been at the front for about six months.  Deceased was previously employed in Queen Victoria Works, Dundee.  His father has been discharged from the army, having lost his right arm.

Dundee Courier 5th May 1917

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