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. This memorial commemorates by name all those who perished in the Salient and have no known grave. On the panels are displayed unit by unit, with bravery awards, tghe names of more than 54,000 names of the 'missing'.


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 and was killed in action, 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.

The November 1917 edition of the St Luke's Finchley magazine lists Edward's name in the roll of honour, merely stating that he was missing.