The AIF Project

William Michael BOURKE

Regimental number5303
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTip carter
Address34 Ann Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen Mary Bourke, 34 Ann Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date25 January 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 13 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; joined 19th Bn, 18 December 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 May 1917 (asthma); discharged to duty, 10 May 1917.

On leave to England, 6 December 1917. Admitted to hospital while on leave, 10 December 1917 (reason not stated); discharged, 24 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 January 1918; rejoined unit in Belgium, 6 January 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 22 September 1918 (haemophysics); transferred to England, 29 September 1918, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 30 September 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 November 1918; discharged, 5 December 1918, and granted furlough to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 10 May 1919; discharged, 25 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Date of death16 June 1959
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

Print format