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George Murdock Burke - Section 2

This section contains four WW2 era photos pertaining to George Burke.

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Men from the Signals Platoon

Cape Breton Highlanders

Italy

May 11, 1944

Not long after this photo was taken, the Cape Breton Highlanders were involved in heavy fighting with German forces entrenched in the Adolph Hitler Line defences south of Rome.

Front Row, Left to Right:
1.  Joe MacNeil, Sydney Mines, NS
2.  Jerry Campbell, Iona, NS
3.  August William Meacham, Ontario (Awarded a Military Medal for his actions on August 30, 1944, during the battle for Hill 120, a part of the German Gothic Line defences in Italy)

Back Row, Left to Right:
1.  Walter Francis Briand, Lower L’Ardoise, NS
2.  George Burke, Lower L’Ardoise, NS
3.  Tom (Tommy) Courage, Sydney Mines, NS
4.  Alex Morrison, Sydney, NS (nicknamed “The Boo”)
5.  Eric Alexander (Sandy) Johnston, Sydney, NS (Killed in action in Italy on September 1, 1944)
6.  (?)
7.  (?)
8.  Walter J. Pottie, Lower L’Ardoise, NS

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-3 (10.2)
Image Information: Scan from original photo
Source:  Burke MacDonnell and Georgette Burke, St. Peters, NS, 2015
 


George Burke and Friends

George Burke is on the bottom right of the photo. The other three people are unidentified. The date and location are not identified.

Photographer: Unknown
Ref. Number: 15-3 (11.2)
Image Information: Scan from original photo
Source: Burke MacDonnell and Georgette Burke, St. Peters, NS, 2015
 


Two Soldiers With a Motorcycle

Holland, 1945

Two unidentified soldiers, possibly Cape Breton Highlanders, with a motorcycle. Note the damaged fender on the truck. The photo was taken in Holland in 1945.

Photographer: Unknown
Ref. Number: 15-3 (4.2)
Image Information: Scan from original photo
Source: Burke MacDonnell and Georgette Burke, St. Peters, NS, 2015
 


George Burke With an Unidentified Man

George Burke (right) with an unidentified man. The date and location are not identified. George is wearing a medal bar on his tunic, so the photo was probably taken after the war ended.

Photographer: Unknown
Ref. Number: 15-3 (3.2)
Image Information: Scan from original photo
Source: Burke MacDonnell and Georgette Burke, St. Peters, NS, 2015
 

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