Private Patrick Burke

Army Number: 20523

Battalion: 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Patrick and Kate Burke, of 2, Mill Street, Chesterfield; Husband of Elizabeth Jones, (formerly Burke), of 10, Kensington Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. He enlisted at Ilkeston and went to France 14th July 1915 and was killed in action, 14th February 1916, aged 36, during heavy German shellfire and the explosion of a German mine, prior to the German attack of the front line trenches, near the canal to the south-east of Ypres, Belgium.

Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.