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Frederick BURKE

Regimental number4076
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCommonwealth Bank of Australia, Savings Bank Department, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 5.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cecilia Burke, 48 Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date19 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Corps, Canal Zone, Egypt, 16 April 1916; taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column and mustered as a Gunner, Ferry Post East, 17 April 1916.

Admitted to Hospital (rheumatism), Ferry Post, 12 May 1916; discharged to unit, 18 May 1917.

Admitted to Hospital (rheumatism) and struck of strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Corps, Ferry Post East, 25 May 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 29 May 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 5 June 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 15 June 1916; discharged to Australian Base, Tel-el-Kebir, 12 June 1916; joined A.A.T.D, 13 July 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916; marched into A.A.T.D, Parkhouse, England, 28 September 1916; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 30 October 1916; marched into A.A.T.D., Bulford, 27 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 19 June 1917.

British War Medal

Medal stamp marked 'returned, 10 May 1963'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE Frederick

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