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George Merland BURKE

Regimental number64318
Date of birth17 March 1889
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Peter Constantine Burke, Dappil via Gayndah, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date3 July 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (Queensland) (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Malta on 16 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date14 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 16 October 1918; disembarked Suez, 16 October 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 27 November 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 30 November 1918.

Allotted to 11th Light Horse Regiment, 19 December 1918; taken on strength, 25 December 1918.

Marched out to 4th Light Horse Brigade Headquarters, 19 February 1919.

Marched out to 11th Light Horse Regiment, 23 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 14 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death4 October 1982
Age at death93
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE George Merland

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