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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Where did you find the information about his regiment and date of death?

From his Grandson, who I am doing the research for. I would think 1915 would be the year.
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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 21:11 GMT (UK) »
To give geographical location for where he was when he fell go to this map:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101465011
go to G.5.b. (fosse no.8 ) & that is the trench the 6/RSF where in on the day.
Below is a local map on which I've indicated the same.
These trenches in red were German.

Many thanks for the map.
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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 21:17 GMT (UK) »
This one died in 1915:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/728934/burns,-thomas/

Had a look at the book but it doesn't give Thomas BURNS father's name (John) which could have helped. 

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 21:33 GMT (UK) »
Was his name wife's name Martha which is the wife of the man nanny jan cites.  The Battle of Loos took place in 1915.

More if you can confirm that although I find no other Thomas Burns of that regiment.

MaxD

Does make me wonder if the above is the Thomas BURNS  when there is no other Burns of that regiment.

Many thanks for your time.



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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 November 17 09:35 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps the cousin should review the family information.  I find no Thomas Burns marriage in 1903 in the Newcastle district.
Recap - the only Royal Scots Fusilier of that name who appears on the CWGC site is the one who died at Loos in 1915

Wife  Martha
Came from Troqueer Kirkcudbrightshire
Lived Maxwell Town Dumfrieshire

May be worth checking the regiment also, there are other regiments with very similar names.

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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 November 17 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps the cousin should review the family information.  I find no Thomas Burns marriage in 1903 in the Newcastle district.
Recap - the only Royal Scots Fusilier of that name who appears on the CWGC site is the one who died at Loos in 1915

Wife  Martha
Came from Troqueer Kirkcudbrightshire
Lived Maxwell Town Dumfrieshire


May be worth checking the regiment also, there are other regiments with very similar names.

MaxD


I will check with him again regarding the family information and hopefully get back to you.

Many thanks

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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 November 17 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Can see just 1 marriage between a Thomas Burns & Martha ?.
1903 Dumfries to Martha W Connell.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 23 November 17 11:19 GMT (UK) »
Can see just 1 marriage between a Thomas Burns & Martha ?.
1903 Dumfries to Martha W Connell.

Yes, I have just found the marriage on Scotlands People - this would appear to be him but, will check with the grandson.

Thank you.

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Re: Thomas BURNS/ Battle of Loos
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 November 17 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Was his name wife's name Martha which is the wife of the man nanny jan cites.  The Battle of Loos took place in 1915.

More if you can confirm that although I find no other Thomas Burns of that regiment.

MaxD

I can confirm that the Thomas BURNS with wife Martha and regiment, are correct. They were married in Dumfries 17 April 1903.

Thank you once again.

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