Lance Corporal Christopher Burns

Lance Corporal Christopher Burns, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium.  He had been born in Berwick and had enlisted in Alnwick. The incessant shelling had destroyed the Flanders drainage systems and turned the ground into a desolate quagmire as can be seen from the photographs.

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