|Place of birth||Upperchurch, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland|
|Address||Wolfram P Station, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Norah Burke, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Cairns, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Demosthenes', 22 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone; to be Corporal, 6 March 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 19 June 1917; reverts to ranks, 19 June 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 20 June 1917; move into the field, 7 July 1917; taken on strength of 26th Bn, 9 July 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 27 September 1917; detached to Corps School, 15 November 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 24 December 1917; promoted to rank of Corporal, 5 February 1918; proceeded on leave to England, 3 March 1918.
Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 March 1918 (debility, thigh); discharged on remainder of leave, 25 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 28 March 1918.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 September 1918, and transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, left shoulder); to Ambulance Train, 3 September 1918; admitted to 6th General Hospital, 3 September 1918. Proceeded to England for further treatment, 6 September 1918; admitted to Bath War Hospital, 7 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 December 1918.
Discharged from Australian Imperial Force, London, 21 February 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURKE George Alfred|