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Private Thomas Burns

2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Service No: 7310

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Born / Resided

Shankill, Belfast, Co.Antrim / 15 Whifflet St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/04/1915

Enlisted

Belfast 1914

Employed

Rosehall Colliery

Age

34

Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional Information

Thomas was Killed in Action when the 2nd Battalion was rushed forward on 23 April 1915 to stem the German breakthrough after the first gas attack of the War. The Dublins then went into the line at Mousetrap Farm. Also remembered on the St Marys Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photo for Patricks name on the Menin Gate Memorial

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  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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