Personal Number: 13380 Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel Name: Evan MacDonald BURNS, MiD Unit: Royal Engineers ; Royal Corps of Signals London Gazette : 6 March 1916 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29498/supplement/2451/data.pdf CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants (on probation):— Dated 7th March, 1916. Evan MacDonald Burns. London Gazette : 8 December 1917 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30418/supplement/12860/data.pdf CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts., and to retain their acting rank •where specified: — 7th Sept. 1917. E. MacD. Burns. London Gazette : 26 January 1937 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34363/page/557/data.pdf ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS. Capt. E. MacD. Burns to be Maj. 24th Jan. 1937, with antedate for regtl. seniority only to 23rd Nov. 1936, and precedence next above Maj. C. T. Hughes, M.C. London Gazette : 30 December 1941 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35396/page/7344/data.pdf The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East (including Egypt, East Africa, The Western Desert, The Sudan, Greece, Crete, Syria and Tobruk) during the period February, 1941, to July, 1941:— ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS. Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) E. MacD. Burns (13380). London Gazette : 19 September 1947 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38074/supplement/4382/data.pdf ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS. Maj. E. MacD. BURNS (13380), having exceeded the age limit for retirement, is placed on ret. pay, 20th Sept. 1947, and is granted the hon. rank of Lt.-Col.