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Regimental number23
Place of birthJarrow on Tyne, Co. Durham, England
SchoolBoard School, Jarrow on Tyne, Co. Durham, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRowena, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Burke, Cotelea Station, Rowena, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death55.6
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row V, Grave No. 4), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BURKE; husband of Annie BURKE, "Braidwood", Napper Street, Coogee, new South Wales. Native of Jarrow-on-Tyne, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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