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Charles Burns

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Druminacrehir, Granard, Co. Longford
Census 1901: 1901 Census of Canada - British Columbia
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Yukon Infantry Company, 2nd Yukon Battery, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 2004514
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: Charles was born in Druminacrehir, Granard on 28 March 1876. He emigrated to Canada in 1896, where he worked as a cattleman, and living initially in British Columbia. Burns enlisted in Dawson, Yukon Territory, in September 1916 and served in France. In August 1917 the "Dawson Daily News" reported Charles was serving with Captain George Black's company in France. This article listed Charles as apart of the 17th Machine Gun Company, 13th Brigade, 5th Canadian Division, based at Witley in Surrey, England. He was later stationed at Seafort.
Parents Names: Son of Catherine Burns, Druminacrehir, Granard, Co. Longford
Notes: Charles listed his brother James as his next-of-kin as both of their parents had passed away by 1911. The 1901 Census shows the likely entry for his brother, a sister and mother in Druminacrehir, Granard in the parish of Columbkille: In May 1919 Charles Burns sailed from Prince Rupert, British Columbia to Alaska on the Princess Mary, in transit to his home at Dawson, Yukon Territory. At the time he was living at the house of Mrs. M. Pewman in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Links: Service record: / Yukon Daily News:

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