|Place of birth||Merriwa New South Wales|
|Address||'Courallie', Beaubri Siding, Tpo, Wee Waa, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, F Burke, 'Courallie', Beaubri Siding, Tpo, Wee Waa, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||33rd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work on 8 August 1918.'
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He led his platoon with great dash, single handed, rushing a minewerfer and killing the crew. With a party of six he then took a machine gun post, capturing the gun and the garrison of eight men. Next, with his platoon, he rushed and captured two field guns, killing four of the crew and capturing twelve. After reaching the final objective, he went forward with one man and killed four of the enemy. Throughout the operation his courage, determination, and leadership were a magnificent example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Other details||War service: Western Front Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal|