The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Lieutenant Percival Fossey Thackaberry Burns

Burns: School photo
Form VI,  Nov 1912*
Lieutenant Percival Fossey Thackaberry Burns was just 22 years old when he died.

Second Lieut. Perceval Fossy Thackaberry Burns, King’s Liverpool Regiment, who died from wounds received in action in France on March 21st, 1917, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Acton-Burns, 1 Charlton Terrace, Kilmainham, Dublin. He was educated at the High School, Harcourt Street, and Trinity College, where he had a very distinguished university career. He received his commission in
July, 1915, and went to France in July, 1916, and had fought with great bravery until fatally wounded. He was mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
Irish Life Magazine, 04 May 1917 (David Power)

Irish Times, March 21, 1918. In Memoriam. Burns-Inloving memory of Second Lieutenant Percival Fossy Thackaberry Burns----King’s Liverpool Regiment, who died from wounds received in France 21, March, 1917, aged 22 years. Mentioned in despatch 9th April, 1917, “For ever with the Lord.” Inserted by his sorrowing parents, brothers, and sisters.

The Irish Times, March 21, 1919. In Memoriam. Burns-In loving memory of our dear friend, Second Lieutenant Percy F T Burns, Liverpool Regiment, who died of wounds received in action, 21st March, 1917. “Father, in Thy gracious keeping. Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.” Burns-In memory of my dear son, Second Lieutenant P F T Burns, who fell in action, march 21st, 1917. If I could lift the veil and see How unmixed all your pleasures are ‘Twould calm the thoughts that rack me so. And make me long your bliss to share. Mother. V. K. 6. Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Source: Tom Burnell, war historian.

* Photo: Courtesy the Board of Governors of the Schools founded by Erasmus Smith Esq

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