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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Millom, Cumberland

Service No: 67380

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Defence Corps

Battalion / Unit: 153rd Protection Coy

Division: ---

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-07-01

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 379.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

Additional Information:

John Burns was the son of James and Mary A. Burns. Both parents were born in Co. Down, Ireland.

1881 Millom, Cumberland Census: 15, Borwick Rails - John Burns, aged 4 years, born Millom, Cumberland, son of James and Marianne Burns.

1891 Ulverston, Lancashire Census: 26, Kennedy Street - John Burns, aged 14 years, born Millom, Cumberland, son of James and Mary A. Burns.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte (A/Cpl) John Burns, 11/14408, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26.8.15.; Cpl 67380, R.D.C. Deceased 1.7.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Cpl John Burns, 11/14408, 11 W. York R. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium] 26.8.15 to 24.7.16.; Cpl 67380, Royal Defence Corps. D. 1.7.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl John Burns, 67380, 153 Coy R.D.C. Date and Place of Death: 1.7.18. P. of War Camp Skipton. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Brother - Robert J. £8 5s. 10d. Brother - James P. £8 5s. 9d. Brother - Daniel. £8 5s. 10d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for John not found.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article


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


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Defence Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Defence Corps

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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): John

Born: Millom, Cumberland


Enlisted: Barrow-in-Furness

Number: 67380

Rank: Cpl

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps



Died Date: 01/07/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Notes: Formerly 14408, West Yorkshire Regt.

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Surname: BURNS

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 67380

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps

Unit: 153rd Protection Coy.



Died Date: 01/07/1918

Additional Information: (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: REST IN PEACE)


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St Stephen's Churchyard, Skipton

St Stephen's Churchyard, Skipton

CWGC Headstone - [Personal inscription: 'REST IN PEACE']

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

05 July 1918

LOCAL NEWS - Military Funeral

The death occurred at Raikes Camp on Sunday after a very brief illness, from pneumonia, of Corporal Burns, of Barrow-in-Furness, who was a very smart soldier and was held in high esteem by his officers. He had served at the Front, and was sent back to England suffering from the effects of gas and shell shock. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at St. Stephen's Church, and was attended with full military honours. A large number of beautiful wreaths included tokens from Major Kelly and other officers of the camp, the sergeants' mess and the men.


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