This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: June 1916
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 203896
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- 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
Rose Ann Burns
James Burns, 61 Hawkhill, Dundee
Margaret, James & Catherine
More about Bernard Burns
Bernard Burns 203896 Scottish Rifles
DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS IN ACTION.
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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