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Thomas Patrick BOURKE

Regimental number1177
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address56 Market Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinJohn M Bourke, Police Barracks, Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 12 April 1916
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 8 April 1915.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 15 July 1915 (urinary stricture); transferred to All Saints Convalescent Camp, Malta, 20 July 1915; to St George's Hospital, Malta, 14 September 1915 (cystitis); to England, 21 October 1915, and admitted to King George's Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 29 October 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, 11 March 1916 (diabetes).

Died at sea on board HT 'Suevic', 12 April 1916, en route to Australia; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOURKE Thomas Patrick

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