James Burke  

Servicenumber : 14373877
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 11th Battalion
Date of Death : 23-09-1944
Age : 29
Grave : Plot 2. Row B. Grave 19.
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) James Burke died of wounds in the Ter Horst family home, Benedendorpsweg at Oosterbeek. He was given a field burial in the garden of Ter Horst house. When his remains were reinterred in the Arhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery they could not be identified. In 1987 a new headstone with the inscription 'Believed to be' was placed over the grave, because the evidence provided did not absolutely rule out the possibility of another casualty.
James Burke served with A Company.
Picture: 23-09-2012
 
Picture: 30-05-2015
 
Sources: Website CWGC, Arnhem Their Final Battle and Roll of Honour

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