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John James BOURKE

Regimental number697
Place of birthBoorowa New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressClydeville, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J J Byrne, Clydeville, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 April 1918
Place of death or woundingStrazeele, Belgium
Date of death14 April 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 60), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
35
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Elizabeth BOURKE, 'Clydeville', Cowra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 694 William Alan BOURKE, 3rd Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916; another brother served 5 years on HMAS 'Sydney'.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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