|Place of birth||Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Roebourne, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Father, James Bourke, Kilpush Cottage, Knocklong PO, Knocklong, County Limerick, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 13|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/22/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 February, and transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital (hammer toe); to Convalescent Depot, Ras-el-Tin, 17 March 1916; discharged to duty, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on SS 'Briton' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916.
Found guilty, 7 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 4 July, to 2.00 pm, 6 July 1916: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; forfeited total of 4 days' pay. Admitted to Red Cross Hospital, 9 September 1916; discharged from Red Cross Hospital, 25 September 1916, and take on strength of English Training Depot, Christchurch; classified P.12, 19 May 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 June 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on HMAT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked 5th Military District, 9 November 1917. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Perth, 21 January 1918 (hammer toe).MBV.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOURKE John|