Joseph Burns

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 868
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 09.03.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 18 West Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Joseph Burns, 18 West Wynd, Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Siblings:
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More about Joseph Burns

Joseph Burns   868   Black Watch

BURNS Killed in action in France, on 8th March 1915, 868 Private Joseph Burns, 2d Black Watch, only beloved son of Joseph Burns, No. 18 West Wynd, Hawkhill, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing parents.

Dundee People’s Journal 3rd April 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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