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Albert George BOURKE

Regimental number2826
Place of birthKilbeggan, Ireland
Address'Pretoria', Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Floran, Athlone, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the British Army (time expired).
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDischarged as a deserter 1 April 1920
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1915; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 29 March 1917; marched out to unit, 31 March 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Pioneer Bn, 1 April 1917.

Wounded in action, admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to Ambulance Train, 3 May 1917 (shrapnel wound to face); admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 4 May 1917; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 6 May 1917; to 3rd Rest Camp, Boulogne, 13 May 1917; discharged and marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 18 June 1917.

Marched out to unit, 5 August 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 8 August 1917; granted leave to United Kingdom, 28 February to 15 March 1918; failed to report in, 15 March 1918.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 16 May 1918, declared that the Private illegally absented himself without leave on 15 March 1918 and that he remained absent.

Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force in consequence of desertion, 1 April 1920: forfeited pay for absence from 15 March to 1 April 1920.

Medals: not eligible for War Medals
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOURKE Albert George

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