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James Francis O'ROURKE

Regimental number1
Date of birth--/10/1874
Place of birthTipperary Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAbbotsleigh, Lanslove Road, Waroongal, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie O'Rourke, 47 Hamilton Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Officer)
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF31
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mentioin in Despatches


Recommendation date: "1 October 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

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