Christopher Hepburn Burns
Contributed by: Sandra Hoggan, on 2009-02-08
|Year of Birth||Unknown|
|Year of Death||1916|
|Regiment||Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Cowcaddens, Glasgow|
Christopher (Christy) was my Gran's brother and my Great Uncle. The first memory I have of ever hearing about him was when I was about 8-9 yrs old, my Gran was watching the rememberance service in George's Square Glasgow on tv and I saw her crying and saying very quietly "they are all broken soldiers now". When I went to her and asked her why she was crying she said it was because her young brother had been a soldier and had been killed, so because my Gran was sad I was as well. But that day stuck in my mind, and now with no Gran to help me and no photo of him to put up here, I decided to do my family history,and this is what I have managed to find out.
they are all broken soldiers now
Christopher Hepburn burns joined the 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1915 service no.11908. He went straight to France after training, he then became a streacher bearer. He moved about somewhat for a short time, then he was then sent to Loos where on the 16th of May 1916 he was shot by a sniper, he is laid to rest in Vermelles cemetery. I hope to go there soon to visit and lay a wreath .....for my Gran... And for my great uncle who has worked his way into my heart.