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Adrian Lambert BURKE

Regimental number834
Place of birthNumurkah, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBank of Australia, Corryong
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J L Burke, Corryong
Enlistment date28 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 27 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Through the final operations he showed marked gallantry and ability to command. At Mont St. Quentin, on 1 September, 1918, he rendered most valuable assistance to his company commander; and at Montbrehain, on 5 October, 1918, after the company officers had been killed and he himself wounded, he reconnoitred forward of the company's position, and personally sighted several new posts, and got the men allotted to them.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death19 March 1961

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