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David Christopher BOURKE

Regimental number1310
Place of birthIrvinestown, Ireland
Place of birthFermanagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPolice Station, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Bourke, 90 Coventry Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 13 January 1915 - 15th Bn, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 12 April 1915. Mortally wounded, 2 May 1915.
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death26
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 83), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane o HMAT 'Seang Bee', 13 February 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, April 1915; admitted to Egyptian Government Hospital, 1 May 1915.

Died of wounds, 2 May 1915.

Buried at Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria, 3 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOURKE David Christopher

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