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Patrick BURKE

Regimental number2352
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBridge carpenter
Address189 Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Burke, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date30 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Brisbane, 8 August 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, 18 October 1916; marched into No. 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 3 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 1 January 1917; marched into Segregation Camp, 2 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 28 January 1917; proceeded to join unit, 5 February 1917; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 7 February 1917.

Admitted to 76th Field Ambulance (shell wound to face), Belgium, 23 June 1917; to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, France, 23 June 1917; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 23 June 1917; to 27th Ambulance Train, 24 June 1917; admitted to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 24 June 1917; to Convalescent Depot, 9 July 1917; to No 3. Rest Camp, 12 July 1917; proceeded to unit, 16 August 1917; rejoined unit from Hospital, 19 August 1917.

Wounded, 26 October 1917; admitted to 14th General Hospital (gun shot wound knee), Wimereux, 29 October 1917; embarked for England, 30 October 1917; admitted Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, England, 31 October 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 July 1918; discharged on furlough from, 21 August 1918, until, 4 September 1918, to report to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 6 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked, Sydney for Brisbane, 19 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 30 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 July 1964
Place of burialFrederickton Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE Patrick

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