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Emilien Burke 3180412 Private 85th Battalion November 10, 1894 Sluice Point, Yarmouth Co., NS February 18, 1918 Halifax, NS Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS 23 5 feet, 4½ inches medium black grey Single Chauffeur (operated a taxi service) Roman Catholic Mark Burke, (Father) Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., NS September 27, 1918 23 Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion, France Plot: III. B. 30. 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 The son of Mark Burke and Margaret Burke of Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., NS, Emilien Burke enlisted with the 1st Depot Battalion in Halifax and served with the 17th Reserve Battalion in England and with the 85th Battalion in France. He embarked Canada at Halifax on April 8, 1918 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on April 19, 1918. The day following his arrival in England he was admitted to hospital in Liverpool with measles. He was discharged on May 6, 1918. He arrived in France on August 23, 1918 and joined the 85th Battalion in the field on August 31, 1918. He was killed in action on September 27, 1918 during an advance near Bourlon, France. He was hit by shrapnel in the head and died instantly. He was buried in the Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion, France.
Emilien Burke
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Veterans Affairs Canada “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 60)