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Patrick Burke

Rank: Rifleman
Town/Village: Leith, Midlothian
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: Scotland
Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Rifles, 11th Battalion; [King's Own Scottish Borders]
Regiment Number: 40255; [12828]
Date of Death: 08-06-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Battle of Messines
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Patrick was born c.1881 in Co. Longford, possibly in Longford town, but lived in Leith in Edinburgh with his family at the time of his enlistment. 

Rifleman Burke enlisted in Edinburgh in 1915 and served initially with the King's Own Scottish Borderers before transferring to the Royal Irish Rifles. He first went to the Front in May 1915, but died on the second day of the Battle of Messines on the 8 June 1917, where the 16th (Irish) Division and 36th (Ulster) Division fought side-by-side.

Parents Names: Son of Michael Burke of 76 Bangor Street (Road), Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

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