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Robert Orr BOURKE

Regimental number3262
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurwood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie Bourke, c/o H M Barton, 61 Great Cheatam Street, West Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 June 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date17 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Port Melbourne', 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917, and marched into 9th Training Bn, Durrington; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 28 November 1917; moved out from Weymouth on furlough, 7 February 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 13 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HMAT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged Sydney, 17 July 1918 (overage for active service).

British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOURKE Robert Orr

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