William Burke

William Burke
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 2060
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 04/03/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (1st Field Coy. (Lowland Div.))
Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Thomas Burke of Irvine, Ayrshire.

Rutherglen Lore information: Sapper, 2060 1st Fld. Coy., L.D., R.E. (T)
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Agnes Burke.

Evening Times 20/3/15

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Burke, 75 Elderpark Street, Govan, has received official notification of the death in action of her son, Sapper William Burke, 1st Field Company, Lowland Division, R.E. (Territorials), Airdrie, who was wounded on the 2nd and died on the 4th inst. He was 21 years of age, and before being called up was an apprentice boilermaker in Harland and Wolfe’s, Irvine. Sapper Burke was killed by a sniper. He had served four years in his regiment before the outbreak of the war.