BURKE, Edward

Known as: 
Tiny
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
1st Bn. Liverpool Scottish / Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2929845
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Thursday, April 8, 1909
Died : 
Friday, February 14, 1992
Sgt Edward 'Tiny' Burke BEM, 2 Commando
Edward 'Tiny' Burke, from Kirkdale Liverpool, enlisted into the 1st Bn Liverpool Scots TA, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. His civil occupation had been a Driver.
  • 23 April 1941 after volunteering for the Independent Companies he was posted to No 4 Independent Company and later took part in the landings at Bodo Norway as part of Scissor Force. 
  • February 1941 attached to the newly raised No 2 Commando attaining the rank of Sergeant by the time it was disbanded at the end of the war. He served in 5 Troop.
  • 13 September 1943 wounded during operations at Salerno Italy whilst Lance Sergeant of 'A' Section, No.1 Sub Section of 5 Troop. 
  • Post war served as a Sergeant in the The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Territorial Army.
  • 29 December 1959 awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divsion).

Sources
Notebook of LSgt Joe Rogers MM (5 Troop).
Curator of the Liverpool Scottish Museum.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67.
CVA Archive images and detail.
London Gazette 41909, page 27.


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