Burn, Joseph

BORN PONTEFRACT, YORKSHIRE, 04/05/1894. ELDEST SON OF JOSEPH BURN AND ADA FLETCHER, AT 18 GROVE TERRACE, SPYVEE STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). A PAINTER AND BRUSH MAKER. ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 13/06/1912. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 1386, 4TH EYR. POSTED TO EAST AFRICA, ON 26/12/1916. CONTRACTED MALARIA. DIED AT CHEMERA, GERMAN EAST AFRICA, OF A SELF INFLICTED WOUND, CUTTING HIS THROAT ON 10/06/1917, AGED 23. HE HAD SERVED FOR 5 YEARS AND 12 DAYS. THE BOARD OF ENQUIRY FOUND HE WAS OF SOUND MIND AND COMMITTED SUICIDE. HE WAS UNMARRIED.

HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE RETURNED TO HIS FATHER. HIS WAR PENSION WAS REFUSED. HE LEFT A YOUNGER BROTHER, THOMAS ALLEN BURN.


First name:
JOSEPH
Military Number:
211377
Rank:
Sapper
Date Died
10/06/1917
Place died:
DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY
Age:
23
18 GROVE TERRACE, SPYVEE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK