Rank Rifleman
Service No 393073
Date of Death 16/08/1917
Age 21
Regiment/Service London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th Battalion
Memorial Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

 

Edward was born in 1895 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland to Henry Anthony (b.1860) and Dorothea Maunsell Burke (1872-1917). He had one sister, Mary Dorothea.

At the time of the 1901 Census, Henry, who was born in County Derry (North Ireland), was employed as a sub-sheriff and land agent and living at Drumkeen, Ballinamallard, County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland). The family employed four servants.

Army records relating to his death state that Edward resided in Finchley, but his local connection is unknown. His father was still living in Ballinamallard when Edward was missing, presumed killed, just three months after his mother died on 14th May 1917 while staying at Killish House, Meath Road, Bray, County Wicklow.