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William BURKE

Regimental number1624
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber worker
AddressNorth Greenbushes via Bridge Town, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Mrs Eliza Lane, North Greenbushes via Bridge Town, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 6 September 1915 - 51st Bn, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 17 October 1916. Mortally wounded, 2 April 1917.
FateDied of wounds 12 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death42
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 38), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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