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James John BOURKE

Regimental number6952
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolSt Peter's School, Church Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
Address409 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss M Bourke, c/o Adams Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLII, Row A, Grave No. 8), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Joseph and Mary BOURKE. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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