The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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J. Burt


Military records for J Burt have not been found, nor has his first name been discovered, so no personal information can be given.

He may be the J Burt, Service Number 2419, who is listed in the Aberdeen Press and Journal on the 21st of February 1916. The occasion was the arrival in Aberdeen of a train with 120 sick and wounded soldiers from the Mediterranean. Private J Burt is included with the soldiers from the Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Scottish Yeomanry, Burt being listed as the latter.

In 1917 the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Yeomanry were merged to form the Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry Battalion, the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The 2/1st Regiment moved to Ireland in May 1918. It is possible then that Corporal J Burt was with this regiment and was returning home on leave on the 10th of October 1918. Two other members of the Ayrshire Yeomanry were also on board, and lost their lives, while Corporal Burt survived.

More information would be welcomed.




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