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Company Sergeant Major Hugh Burns DCM MM

1st Battalion Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles )
Service No: 8778

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Ennis, Co. Clare / 46 Abercorn St, Glasgow

Died

Killed in Action 12/04/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton 1914

Employed

Regular soldier. Previously employed in the British Tube Works

Age

38

Buried / Remembered

Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium

Family Information

Son of Mrs Mary McDonald of 76 Buchanan St, Coatbridge. Husband of Mrs Burns of 46 Abercorn St, Glasgow

Additional Information

Hugh was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. The citation is dated 13/02/1917 and states - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout the campaign and has at all times under fire set a splendid example. On one occasion he held an isolated trench with a few men under intense fire. Hughs 3 half brothers served. Bernard and Peter McDonald were both Killed in Action (see index for both men). The third Henry McDonald was lying in hospital in East Africa at the time of Hughs death. Also remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour (see photo)

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