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George BURNS

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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 11016

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1915-09-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 57 to 59.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

George Burns was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Burns, née Hunt. Thomas was born at Huddersfield and Mary at Bradford, Yorkshire. George's sister, Henrietta, was married to George Duncan Chaplin, a Scottish footballer who played for Dundee, Bradford City and Coventry City.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 7, Eboracum Street - George Burns, aged 7 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary A. Burns.

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 20, Banner Street - George Burns, aged 17 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Mary Ann Burns, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl George Burns, 11016, 1 S. Rifles. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 15.8.14. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl George Burns, 11016, 1st Sco. Rif.; 9th Sco. Rif.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl George Burns, 11016, 9th Bn Scottish Rifles. Date and Place of Death: 25.9.15. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Mary Ann. £8 14s. 4d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for George. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Mary Ann Burns, born 1858. Relationship to soldier: Mother. Address: 14, Mulgrave Court, Leeds Road, Bradford.

George is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour' where his date of enlistment is given as March 1911. George is also commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): George

Born: Skipton, Yorks


Enlisted: Bradford

Number: 11016

Rank: Cpl

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion: 9th Battalion


Died Date: 25/09/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 11016

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 9th Bn.

Age: 22


Died Date: 25/09/1915

Additional Information: Son of Mary Ann Burns, of 14, Mulgrave Court, Leeds Rd., Bradford, Yorks, and the late Tom Burns.

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‘Bradford Weekly Telegraph’ (29 October 1915)


Engaged as a Sniper

News has been recived in Bradford to-day that Cpl. George Burns, 14, Mulgrave Court, Leeds Road, of the 9th Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), has been killed in action in France. Cpl Burns, who was a brother-in-law of George [Duncan] Chaplin, the well-known Bradford City footballer, was a crack shot, and was engaged as a sniper. He enlisted at 18 years of age and won distinction at Bisley. He was second best shot of the Scottish Regiments. Two other brothers of Corporal Burns are also with the Colours; Corpl. Herbert Burns, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in France, and Private Henry Burns, of the 2nd 6th West Yorks. Another brother is engaged on the manufacture of aeroplanes.




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