Edward 'Tiny' Burke enlisted into the 1st Bn Liverpool Scots TA (QOCH ) and volunteered for the Independent Companies. He was posted to No 4 Independent Company on the 23rd April 1940 and took part in the landings at Bodo Norway as part of Scissor Force. In February 1941 he joined the newly raised No 2 Commando and served as a Sergeant in 5 troop until it was disbanded at the end of the war. Post war he stayed in service as a Sergeant of the The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Territorial Army, and on the 29th December 1959 it was announced that had been appointed BEM (Military Divsion).Sources Curator of the Liverpool Scottish Museum. CVA Archive images and detail. London Gazettes Supp 41909, page 27.