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Regimental number4352
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEast Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinUncle, Mr J Allan, Longreach, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Minmi General Cemetery, New South Wales. Mother: Mrs A. Burke, 30 Caldwell Street, Merewether, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1079 Lance Corporal Benjamin BURKE, 34th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted, 3 January 1916. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, in the field, 24 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Edward BURKE

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