James Gardner BURDEN


Regiment:              
Tank Corps  

Rank & Number:
      Private, 315040  

Born:                      
14 January 1887; Old Auchans, Dundonald  

Died:
                        Not Known  

Other:
                      Brother of Alfred George, Hugh & John
                                Burden
                                Brother-in-law of McEwan Downie



JAMES GARDNER BURDEN
was born was born 14 Jan 1887 in Old Auchans, Dundonald, to parents Thomas, a gamekeeper, and Catherine Cooper Murray (who married in Symington on 30 Dec 1881). 

In the 1891 Census, James, aged 4, is living Auchans Cottage, Dundonald with parents Thomas (30, b. Kirkoswald, gamekeeper) and Catherine (28, b. Symington), and siblings Thomas (9), Richard (7), John (6) and Jane (2)  

In the 1901 Census, he is aged 14, living Glenside, West Kilbride with parents Thomas (41, gamekeeper) and Catherine (39), and siblings Thomas (19, clerk), Jane (12), George (10), Catherine (8) Hugh (5), May (3) and Alfred (6m)    
                                                                                                  Parents Thomas and Catherine
                                                                                                  at Glenside



SERVICE DETAILS

His medal index card shows he received the British War and Victory medals.



Pictures courtesy Katherine McIsaac


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