William Burns

William Burns
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7955
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (2nd Bn.)
Memorial: Loos Memorial
Additional information: Son of William Burns.

Soldier’s Effects information: Aunt Catherine Brawley
1901 census information:
Address: 81 New Street, Rutherglen.
Self: William S (3) born about 1898 in Rutherglen.
William is living with his grandmother and his aunt Catherine (Kate).

Evening Times 20/10/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Brawley, 80 Burns Road, Rutherglen, has received intimation that her nephew, Private William Burns, 2nd Black Watch, was killed in action in France, on September 25. Private Burns, who was 17 years of age, enlisted last February, and was sent to France in July. Previous to enlisting he was employed in Aitkenhead Collieries, Mount Florida, as a pithead worker.