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Edward BURKE

Regimental number10035
Place of birthTrichinopoly, India
SchoolMarist Brothers (Catholic) School, North Sydney, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway shop boy
AddressRosa Street, Oatley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Louisa Burke, Rosa Street, Oatley, New South Wales
Previous military service38th Infantry; Served in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Margaret BURKE, 19 Connell's Point Road, Hurstville, New South Wales. Born in Trichinopoly, India

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