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James Joseph BOURKE

Regimental number1512
Place of birthCoonamble New South Wales
SchoolMt Drysdale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressElonera CSA, Cobar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Bourke, Elonera CSA, Cobar, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death3 November 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 33), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin Benjamin and Cecelia Mary Ann BOURKE, 'Elouera', Cobar, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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