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Edmond BURKE

Regimental number56
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStoker Rn
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.25"
Next of kinUncle, William Walsh, New Road, Tipperary, Ireland
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1917
Discharge date24 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 4 June 1915; disembarked Lemnos, 21 July 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 20 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 4 March 1916, of being absent over leave 98 hours: awarded forfeiture of 22 days' pay. Found guilty, 24 April 1916, of being absent without leave for 64.5 hours: awarded forfeiture of 20 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia, 29 May 1917; embarked at Suez on board HT 'Bulla'; disembarked Melbourne, 1 July 1917, discharged, Sydney, 24 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE Edmond

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