Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
Date Information
30/12/2015 Submitted to Mid-Ulster Mail by his family, Morganís Hill Road Cookstown
30/12/2015 In our garden of memories, you live with us yet."
30/12/2015 "We smile with the world, but never forget
30/12/2015 He is buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, and is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
30/12/2015 It is believed that Fusilier Burns was killed when the Luftwaffe carried out a bombing and strafing attack on the 1st Battalionís positions on the 19th May 1940.
30/12/2015 On Sunday19th May 1940 the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers were acting as part of the rear guard before the retreat to Dunkirk and were holding a 5000 yard front, North East of Ninove near the River Dendre, in Belgium.
30/12/2015 Fusilier Joseph Burns He was the son of John & Margaret Burns of Morgans Hill Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
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