John Burke (c. 1843 - 1900). Active as a commercial photographer from 1861 with studios in Muree, India and Peshewar, Afghanistan. His photographs illustrated ‘Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir‘ by H.H. Cole. In partnership with William Baker 1871 - 1880. Burke was an official photographer to the army during the Second Afghan War 1879 - 1880. Opened a studio in his home town of Lahore in 1885 and was in business till 1903.
The Getty ULAN website says that he made a record of the archaeological sites of Kashmir in the late 1860s for the Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey, North Western Provinces, Lt. H.H. Cole. Accompanied the British Army expedition to Afghanistan in 1878, although not an official photographer albums of his photographs of the Second Afghan War were sold in Britain.
A collection of his photographs is held by Brown University Library.