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   Emilien Burke       Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 85th Battalion Regimental Number: 3180412 Rank: Private Date of Birth: November 10, 1894 Place of Birth: Sluice Point, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: February 18, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, N.S. Address at Enlistment: Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Age at Enlistment: 24 years, 3 months Height: 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches Trade: Chauffeur Marital Status: Single   Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Mark Burke, Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., N.S.       Before enlisting Emilien Burke operated a taxi service.  He served with the 1st Depot Battalion in Halifax, the 17th Reserve Battalion in England and with the 85th in France. He was killed in action on September 29, 1918. Date of Death: September 27, 1918 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion, France Plot: III. B. 30.   Sains-les-Marquion is a village approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai.  The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres from the village. There are approximately 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.   Commemorated on Page 377 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 16 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 60)
  Private Emilien Burke
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