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Burns, W.G., L/Cpl., 1915

De RuvignyRoll of Honour Vol 1 page 62

In Hop Store Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 14878/9217 Lance-Corporal William Gordon Burns, serving with 1st Section, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry who died 05/08/1915.

William Gordon Burns was born at Dumfries on the 14th September 1885, and was educated at Dumfries schools.

He married Jennie, [Jane Annie Burns] eldest daughter of John Steele at Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Jennie was training as a Nurse at Tynemouth Union Hospital. They resided at 50, Preston Road, Wallsend-on-Tyne.

He enlisted on the 2nd September 1914, and was killed in action on the 5th August 1915 at Ypres. He arrived in France on the 23rd June 1915. He was killed as the Battalion was moving back up to the front line in to the support lines at Hooge, taking over from the 14th (Light) Division. They came under fire on their move up.

De Ruvigny Roll of Honour

He is remembered at Wallsend on W7.04

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Burns

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk