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Ernest Gordon BOURKE

Regimental number118
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMeander, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Thomas William Bourke, Meander, Tasmania
Previous military service91st Infantry
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 23 February 1916. Taken on strength, 31 October 1916.
FateKilled in Action 16 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death16 November 1916
Age at death19
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 35), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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