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Richard Charles BURKE

Regimental number39137
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolGlendhu State School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address4 Spencer Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Burke, 4 Spencer Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed 5 years in the Naval reserve, Citizen Military Foces.
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGassed at Le Cateau, France; died in 3rd Australian Army Hospital, Dartford, England.
FateDied of disease 1 March 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19.4
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 2), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Frances BURKE, 4 Spencer Street, Launceston, Tasmania

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